Ridley Scott Is Producing a Vampire Series Called THE PASSAGE
Fox is developing a new series with producer Ridley Scott that actually sounds pretty interesting. It's a vampire series called The Passage, and it's based on the fantasy book written by Justin Cronin. The series is also being developed by Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) and Matt Reeves (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Heldens wrote the script for the pilot episode, and according to Deadline, "The Passage begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race."
Sounds like it could have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer kind of vibe, which is kinda cool. With the team of talent developing the series, it has potential to be great and entertaining series.
The book trilogy was originally being adapted into a movie by Scott Free Productions back in 2007, but the producers eventually felt like it would work better as a series, which is probably the right move. Right now a lot of TV shows are proving to be better than movies. Here's the description of the book:
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.
Here's a trailer for the book: