NBC has put in development Midnight, Texas, a drama series based on the three-book series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris.

Like True Blood, Midnight, Texas is a Southern tale with supernatural elements. Written/executive produced by Monica Owusu-nbclogo__130422182418-150x150Breen and executive produced by David Janollari, the drama is set in Midnight, Texas, where the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy, place full of dark secrets and mysterious people. It’s a small town where asking the wrong question or overstaying your welcome could get you killed. Stop at the one traffic light and everything looks normal; stay awhile and learn the truth.

The project hails from Universal Television and studio-based David Janollari Entertainment.

Harris, a New York Times bestselling author, is best known for her series of Southern vampire novels centered on Sookie Stackhouse, which became the basis for the long-running HBO series True Blood. Her eight-book Aurora Teagarden series is currently being adapted into a movie franchise at Hallmark. Midnight, Texas is Harris’ newest book series, which includes bestsellers Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift. The third and final book in the series, Night Shift, will be publish in May 2016.

Harris is repped by APA and Joshua Bilmes at JABberwocky Literary Agency.