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NBC is turning to the author behind HBO's vampire hit True Blood for one of its next dramas, and it's sure to give you goosebumps! Charlaine Harris' series Midnight, Texas is being adapted for the network, EW reports. Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels inspired True Blood.

The best-selling series is set in an eerie Texas town, "where humans and the supernatural co-exist, and where everyone has a secret," says executive producer David Janollari, who is adapting the series for television with Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Monica Breen. "It's equal parts humorous, sexy, and downright scary.

"All the books have great murders at the center," he says. "There are these great secrets and great romantic entanglements happening with this big mystery backdrop, though it's the supernatural that will scare the hell out of you."

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Midnight Crossroad, the first book in the series, was published just last year with the follow-up, Day Shift, released in May. The next book in the series, Night Shift, will be released in the spring.

If the show gets a series pickup, it will launch in the fall of next year with the title Midnight, Texas.