10:52am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'True Blood' Author Adapting 'Midnight, Texas' Book Series for NBC
True Blood author Charlaine Harris is looking to return to the small screen.
The best-selling author is teaming with NBC to adapt her Midnight, Texas book trilogy as a dramatic series, NBC announced Thursday.
Set in Midnight, Texas, the drama explores what happens when the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy place full of dark secrets and mysterious people. It’s a small town where asking the wrong question or overstaying your welcome could get you killed. Stop at the one traffic light in town and everything looks normal; stay awhile and learn the truth.
Harris will executive produce the drama from Universal Television alongside studio-based David Janollari and Monica Owusu-Breen (Lost), the latter of whom will pen the script. The third and final book in the series, Night Shift, will publish in May 2016 and join Midnight, Texas and Midnight Crossroad.
"I'm looking forward to this new venture. Seeing my stories told in a different medium is always fascinating," said Harris, who previously collaborated with Alan Ball on HBO's vampire drama True Blood.
The prolific author has penned more than 20 New York Times best-sellers, including the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard series. Her eight-book Aurora Teagarden series is being adapted into a movie franchise for Hallmark.
Repped by APA and JABerwocky Literary Agency, Harris' books have sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.