UK indie producer Nevision and Danish production house Good Company Films have teamed up to co-develop Midnights, a new ten part political thriller created by Anna Reeves, set against an emerging Cold War in the Arctic.
The immortal Midnights are the result of ancient microbes in the polar ice that have a symbiotic relationship with the human body. The microbes make the Midnights disease resistant, stop ageing, stop sleeping, and can even regenerate limbs.
However, the curse of the Midnights is that they are sterile, so the planned first season will follow the journey and love story of Freja and Sander, innocents who become the first Midnights in five hundred years.
Good Company Films, who recently announced that they are to adapt Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting novels, is headed by Ole Søndberg and Anni Faurbye Fernandez. Søndberg is best known for starting Yellow Bird Films, and for producing both the English and Swedish versions of Wallander.