The popular podcast and book series, Welcome to Night Vale, is now being developed for television by FX. Deadline is reporting that the network has made a deal with Sony Pictures Television for a series based on Night Vale with Gennifer Hutchinson (Better Call Saul) to adapt the podcast. The creators of the podcast and author of the books, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, are on board as executive producers.
And in related news, Harper Perennial have signed Fink and Cranor for new script books from seasons three and four. The companion volumes will include illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth and guest introductions by authors and cast members. Previous seasons scripbooks were published under the titles Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Vol 1) and The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe (Vol 2). There is also an upcoming novel based on the podcast called Alice Isn’t Dead, written by Fink.
For those not familiar with Welcome to Night Vale, it’s a twice-monthly podcast done in the style of community updates for a small desert community called Night Vale. These include news, weather, sightings of mysterious lights, announcement from the secret police, creatures with amazing powers and other local events. The show was created in 2012 and quickly became an underground success having been downloaded over 180 million times globally. It’s also become a touring live show having performed in 16 countries.