‘Midnight, Mass.’ Comic Gets Drama Series Adaptation At NBC

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development Midnight, Mass., a drama series based on characters from the Vertigo comic books and graphic novels published by DC Entertainment. Snow White And The Huntsman co-writer Evan Daugherty will write the adaptation, produced by Warner Bros. TV and Bill Gerber‘s Gerber Pictures, which has received a script commitment.

The Midnight, Mass. comics creator John Rozum will serve as an executive consultant on the TV project, about a sophisticated, sexy, globe-trotting husband and wife paranormal investigator team — based in Midnight, Massachusetts — that takes on supernatural foes, macabre mysteries and the most frightening creature of all: marriage. Feature producer Gerber (Gran Torino) executive produces, with Daugherty co-executive producing.

This is the second time NBC and Warner Bros. TV are taking a stab at a Midnight, Mass. drama series. In 2009, WBTV’s adaptation with a different team, writers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts and non-writing executive producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, also landed at NBC but did not go to pilot stage. Feature scribe Daugherty, repped by UTA, manager Jake Wagner and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Rob Goldman, recently wrote the upcoming action thriller Killer Season.

Comments (4)

  • Actually, it’s the third time, just to be precise. It was originally developed by NBC and WBTV with Silver Pictures in 2002. They were so hot on it at the time that they triple developed with different writers, including Morgan and Wong, Reiff and Voris, and Scott Murphy. Great comic, always loved it. Good for John Rozum.

    Comment by Long memory — Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 6:54pm PDT  
  • Finally… let’s play: who could play Adam and Julia Kadmon: Fringe is in last season, so Joshua Jackson for Adam, and Bridget Regan for Julie. I miss her beauty on TV…

    Comment by frodo — Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 2:20am PDT  
  • Wow. There still might be a chance for a Midnight Mass tv show?! I loved the series. Found the first issues in a bin of special priced collections and I ended up buying the whole thing and loving it. Quite an overlooked gem. Then again.. I may be a bit biased as I am from the area and always wanted this type of comic / show set here. Funny, I had even thought of an idea of using a husband and wife team.. but nowhere near the tone and setting and great writing Rozum created.

    Comment by Xenos — Friday September 21, 2012 @ 2:35am PDT  
  • Just cause its a comic don’t mean it will float.

    This is really only a title buy…

    Comment by Super bird — Sunday September 23, 2012 @ 12:27am PDT  

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