The Passage Vampire Book Trilogy Gets a Drama Pilot Order From Fox

The Passage Vampire Book Fox Drama Series Pilot

Sink your teeth into this news, vampire fans: Fox is adapting the popular book trilogy The Passage into a drama series.

The network has ordered a pilot for a TV adaptation of Justin Cronin’s book series, per our sister site Deadline. Friday Night Lights writer Liz Heldens will pen the pilot, with Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves attached to direct.

The 2010 novel The Passage, a New York Times bestseller, envisions a post-apocalyptic future where virus-infected vampires roam the earth, with human colonies banding together to survive. (That book was followed by 2012’s The Twelve and this year’s The City of Mirrors.) Fox bought the film rights to The Passage before it was even published, and a Twilight-like film series was planned for years, but now they’re opting to bring it to the small screen.

Vampires never go out of style, of course: HBO’s True Blood went off the air in 2014, but we still have The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals and FX’s The Strain currently sucking blood in primetime.

UPDATE: Fox made the pilot pick-up official on Jan. 26, 2017.

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