The Midnighters series is a fabulous YA trilogy written by Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies and Leviathan series, but it may make its way to your tv. Deadline has reported that Chris Fedak, one of the creators of the now-defunct tv series Chuck, is writing a script for the Midnighters tv adaptation for Fox. Fedak, his Chuck creative partner Josh Schwartz, Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television are the producers.
As Westerfeld mentions in his blog post about the announcement, a script commitment is exactly that
a commitment that a script will get written. If this script isn’t good, that will be that. But if it’s good, then you’d get a pilot commitment, and if that’s good, some episodes . . . and thus you’d have a TV SHOW!
Hopefully, Midnighters does make it to the tv show stage and I will have something other than Big Bang Theory to watch at night. Of course, this hoping is only if the adaptation stays fairly faithful to the books. Who knows how much will be changed, especially when Westerfeld has only a limited amount of creative control.
Do I have any involvement with this? No one’s asked me to help. (I have less control over Midnighters than my other “properties,” for reasons too boring to go into here.) But I will be snarking from the sidelines, at least.
Some of you may remember that the Midnighters TV show was a thing back in 2007. They wanted to age the characters up to their “mid- to late-twenties,” which I thought was a silly idea, and wrote this blog post about it.
But that version didn’t happen, like most things don’t happen.
If the script gets green lighted for the next stage, the show would air in 2013 with the rest of Fox’s new line up.