Fox Developing a Drama Series Based on Dean Koontz’s “Strangers”

Dean Koontz’s novel Strangers could be on its way to the small screen. 

Criminal Minds’ creator and former Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis has been tapped to adapt Koontz’s novel for TV at Fox. The novel is currently in development as a one-hour drama according to Variety. Should it go to series, it would be the first TV show based on Koontz’s work.

Strangers tells the story of several different people from different walks of life — a priest, a marine, a surgeon — finding themselves struck by fears and phobias. They’re all connected by a forgotten trauma but with their repressed memories resurfacing and they all find themselves at the same destination: a small motel in Nevada where a dark secret – potentially a world-changing secret – lies.

The project is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and Fox. Fox has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached. Davis will pen the script and serve as executive producer alongside Koontz and Josh Berman and Chris King of Osprey Productions.