Fans of podcast sensation Welcome To Night Vale will soon be able to get their community announcements, otherworldly threats, and reminders to stay out of the dog park via their TVs, with Deadline reporting that the series is being developed for television over at FX. Creators Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink will both executive produce, along with FX’s Gennifer Hutchison.
Part community bulletin board, part extended horror riff, Night Vale has become a sensation in the podcast and book worlds, as listeners tune in to hear quasi-human newscaster Cecil Palmer (played by actor Cecil Baldwin) recount the day-to-day events in a quiet desert town that sits somewhere in the intersection between H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham and Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. Fink and Cranor have also released two novels set in the Night Vale universe, as well as a series of script books of the podcast’s first two seasons.