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.