NBC’s Going After Even More Geek Viewers

11.02.09 8 years ago

News had been kicking around the blogosphere this week about J.J. Abrams’ next show kicking off a bidding war between ABC, NBC and CBS. Well, according to THR, NBC came away with the victory and the show. Having only recently watched all of Alias, I’m not sure how excited I am to see Abrams return to the world of spy relationships–the show stars a married spy couple–but the dude’s earned enough cred thanks to Lost and Fringe that I’ll give anything he’s got his name on a shot.

THR also reported (man, don’t those guys ever sleep?) that NBC is working to finish a deal to make a show called Midnighters based on Scott Westerfeld’s trilogy of books The Secret Hour, Touching Darkness and Blue Moon.

Here’s the overall plot summary according the the Midnighters Trilogy Wiki page:

15-year-old Jessica Day moves with her family to Bixby, Oklahoma after her mother gets a job offer at a high-tech aerospace company. Upon arriving in Bixby, Jessica discovers that she is a Midnighter and is thus able to enter the “Blue Time” – a secret hour hidden within the instant of midnight.

The Midnighters each have their own super abilities which they use to help people. I’ve never read these books and even though I was burned pretty bad by the first season of <em>Heroes</em>, I’ll give pretty much any superhero-like show a shot (except <em>Smallville</em> for whatever reason). Anyone familiar with the books? Are they any good?

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