How Close Does Midnight, Texas Stay To It’s Source Material?

Fans of Charlaine Harris are looking forward to her new series Midnight, Texas that debuts on NBC later this month. Harris’ is the creator of multiple novel series including the Sookie Stackhouse series that was turned into HBO’s True Blood. But the question is, how close does the new series stay to the books? Executive producer Monica Owusu-Breen told EW.com:

Charlaine Harris created an amazing world in the Midnight, Texas Trilogy. And in her books, she slowly peels back the secrets and mysteries of this remote little crossroads town and it’s residents. But TV works at a different pace, and so we reveal a lot more a lot faster…. In terms of the story of season 1 — our plot — this season is a combination of the first and third books in the trilogy, Midnight Crossroads and Nightshift. There are moments, relationships and villains taken from those two books.

Pulling from two of the three book for just season 1 means the series may need to spin off into ‘new’ territory pretty quick if it sticks around for a while.

Midnight, Texas

Here is the official synopsis:

Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From Niels Arden Oplev, the visionary director of “Mr. Robot,” and based on the hit book series from author Charlaine Harris (“True Blood”), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

The cast includes François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Sean Bridgers.

Midnight, Texas airs July 24th.

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