Fans of Charlie Jane Anders’ work have something to look forward to as she has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television to bring ‘The City In The Middle Of The Night’ to the small screen! Sharon Hall (‘The Expanse‘,’Utopia’) is serving as an executive producer and is helping bring the series to life through her Mom de Guerre Productions. Hall’s company has a first-look deal with Sony, and it appears the studios agree that this one is going to be a hit! Nate Miller and Dan Halsted are also slated to be executive producers through Manage-ment who reps Anders.
For those who aren’t sure where they recognize Anders’ name from it could easily be from 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel and her short story win ‘All The Birds in the Sky’ or perhaps the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Short Story she received for ‘Six Months, Three Days.’ Genre fans, in general, might recognize her name because she is also the co-founder and editor over at i09. No matter where you know her name from, Anders continuously delivers quality writing, and this deal is something to look forward to!
The synopsis for the ‘The City In The Middle Of The Night’ describes the novel as:
“If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams… And from there, it’s easy to control our entire lives.”
January is a dying planet–divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk.
But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside.
Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal.
But fate has other plans–and Sophie’s ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.
Are you looking forward to checking out a television series based on ‘The City In The Middle Of The Night’? If you’ve read the book, who would you love to play any of the leading characters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!