FOX to Develop Science Fiction Novel ‘NOD’ Adaptation

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
FOX to Develop Science Fiction Novel ‘NOD’ Adaptation
Fox Broadcasting Company Logo.June 14, 2007. Wikimedia Commons/Keyser Soze
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Imagine a world where everyone is awake, and no one ever needs to sleep. Imagine a world where no one gets tired — it is almost too good to be true, and that in itself raises a red flag. According to Deadline, FOX’s newest project focuses on the said matter, as the network will be developing an adaptation of Adrian Barnes’ novel “NOD.” Read on to learn more about this story.


“NOD” is set in a world where nobody sleeps. According to the book’s description on Amazon, in this dystopian world, only a few people can still sleep. When they do, they share the same mysterious dream. However, no scientist can explain why those who are awake do not feel tired. It goes on to say that global panic happens, especially when after six days of sleep deprivation, psychosis kicks in — this is a scientific fact.  The novel is a tale showing its readers what happens when something so vital and essential to a human being’s health is taken away from it. In addition, the novel is categorized as a dystopian, science fiction, post-apocalyptic horror story.

Based on the report from Deadline, the television adaptation will center on Tanya and Paul. Tanya is one of those who are always awake and does not need to sleep, but Paul is one of those who do have to sleep. However, their love and friendship are put to the test after sleep deprivation and psychosis finally kicks in.

So far, FOX is currently developing the series and already has a script commitment.

The television series adaptation will be written by Jason Richman (“Lucky 7,” “Bad Company”), who will be collaborating with 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Company. Richman will also executive produce the series, alongside Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

And that’s the scoop on FOX’s development of a new series adapted from Adrian Barnes’ novel, “NOD.. For more news and updates on upcoming and currently airing television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.