NBC is looking to bring another comic book series to television and has put into development ‘Midnight, Mass’ based on characters from the Vertigo comic books and graphic novels.
‘Midnight, Mass’ was an eight issue comic mini-series created by John Rozum back in 2002 and centered on Adam and Julia Kadmons, a sophisticated husband and wife team who investigated paranormal activities be it supernatural crimes, macabre mysteries and mystical foes all around the world. Their base of operations was located in Midnight, Massachusettes. A second mini-series was published in 2004.
Warner Bros TV will be producing the project with Rozum on board as executive consultant and Evan Daugherty (‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ ‘Divergent’) has been tapped to write the adaptation.
This isn’t the first time ‘Midnight, Mass’ has been given a script order. Back in 2009 when NBC first optioned the property, the writing team of Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts (‘Pushing Daisies,’ ‘Roswell,’) were hired to scribe the adaptation with Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen (‘The Nines,’ ‘Milk,’ ‘Pushing Daisies’) as executive producers. Unfortunately the project did not get to the pilot stage.
NBC really hasn’t had a lot of luck with comic adaptations as both ‘The Cape’ and ‘Wonder Woman’have seen the cancellation ax in their first season. While it looks like the network is beefing up their genre shows with ‘Mockingbird Lane’ and ‘Dracula’ to go with their successful ‘Grimm’ series, the network has had more misses than hits.
If the execs like the script Daugherty turns in, a pilot order will be next step in the development process. If all goes well, we may see ‘Midnight, Mass’ sometime in the 2013 season.