'Midnight Mass' Goes to NBC

‘Midnight Mass’ Goes to NBC

midnight-mass-cover-1According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like DC/Vertigo’s Midnight Mass comic, which has been a “hotly pursued” property for several years, has finally landed at NBC. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are on board to write the project for Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jinks/Cohen Co.

From the trade: “Midnight,” which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network, revolves around Adam and Julia Kadmons, a sophisticated, sexy, globe-trotting husband-and-wife team who solve mysteries and crimes of the supernatural. Its based on the comic written by John Rozum and drawn by Jimmy Palmiotti.

In addition, almost a dozen producers at the studio had taken a stab at the comic, but this is the first time such a project has been set up at a network. Berg and Harberts are executive producing “Midnight” with Jinks and Cohen.

I guess it makes sense that NBC would finally commit to a Midnight Mass series now that their “other” comic inspired property Heroes seems to be on the way out. Plus, with AMC taking on The Walking Dead, NBC probably feels they need to get deeper into the comic biz. Although, snapping up this particular comic, one that only had a couple limited runs with Vertigo, doesn’t exactly spell “blockbuster” to me. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.