You know the drill, people. Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, Almost Human*…just as you get attached, they’ll yank it out from under us. Still, is that enough to keep us away? After reading about (and the reviews for) Adrian Barnes’ debut novel, Nod, I immediately added it to my list. The dystopian (are we sick of this word yet?) tale about most of humanity abruptly losing the need or desire for sleep, then suffering some strange (terrible?) deprivation effects has been described as uncomfortable and addictive. The series will center on “intersomnial couple,” Paul and Tanya; she’s one of the changed people who stays awake, while Paul remains…human (not a spoiler, just my guess) — he requires sleep.
Jason Richman (Bad Company, Lucky 7, Bangkok Dangerous) is writing the Nod script. Fox has committed to making the series, which what most of us know means, they’ll let the series get its legs, then if we really like it, abruptly cancel.