The Passage Goes Through the SDCC Rite of Passage
The upcoming Fox show The Passage held a panel at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. At that panel, the people behind the show discussed adaptation decisions. Additionally, Fox released a trailer for the first season. Check out the trailer below!
The Passage is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Justin Cronin. Two other books preceded it: The Twelve and The City of Mirrors. Showrunner Liz Heldens told reporters that “the beauty of TV is we can take a deeper dive into some of the characters, get to know the 12 more, and we can take our time a little bit. And so I think we’re going to expand some of what’s there, but if you’re a fan of the books you’re going to be really happy with the show.”
It’s interesting to note here that The Passage clocks in about 766 pages. As someone who has not gotten to that series on my TBR list, it’s hard for me to imagine how much they could expand the backstory for a 700+ page book. However, I’m sure that they’ll make smart adaptation decisions, which is all sci-fi fans really want.
The Passage series description is
“The Passage focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost.”
What do you think about the upcoming adaptation of The Passage? Did you read the book series? Talk about it in the comments.