Published in 1986, Dean Koontz’s Strangers centered on a group of people brought together by their different and equally strange maladies, and we’ve learned tonight that Fox is developing the novel into a potential TV series. For now, a script commitment has been made.
From Deadline, the one-hour drama will come from “Teen Wolf” and “Criminal Minds” creator Jeff Davis, “Drop Dead Diva” creator alum Josh Berman and Sony Pictures TV.
“Written by Davis, based on Koontz’s book, Strangers tells the story of several different people, thousands of miles apart, from different walks of life, finding themselves struck by unusual fears and sudden phobias. A novelist in California suffers unbearable sleep terrors. In Boston, a surgeon’s intense panic attacks threaten her career. A priest in Chicago dreads the rise of the moon. An ex-Marine develops a paralyzing fear of the dark. They’re all connected by a forgotten trauma, repressed memories now surfacing and leading each of them to one destination: a small motel in Nevada where a dark secret lies hidden–one that could change the course of humanity itself.”
Davis executive produces with Berman and Chris King via Osprey Productions. Koontz also executive produces. Fox co-produces with Sony Pictures TV and Osprey Productions.