Fox has handed out a pilot order for a TV series adaptation of Justin Cronin’s vampire drama novel trilogy “The Passage”
The first book was published in 2010 and starts out as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller before morphing into a post-apocalyptic vampire saga spanning over a century. The story focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race.
Elizabeth Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”) is slated to pen and “Let Me In” helmer Matt Reeves to executive produce alongside “The Good Wife” EPs Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. Cronin will co-exec produce.
This marks the third drama order for Fox for next season. Also on the way are Matt Nix’s “X-Men” spin-off, and Seth MacFarlane’s space opera dramedy “Orville”.
Vampires are on the way out it seems with “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Strain” ending up, TNT passing on its planned “Let The Right One In” series adaptation, and the fate of “The Originals” still in flux. The CW still has “The Lost Boys” series reboot in development.
Source: The Live Feed