Rachel Caine’s legions of fans were recently delighted to hear that a Kickstarter campaign to make a web series about the Morganville Vampires was in the works, headed up by filmmaker, and local boy (for me at least) Blake Calhoun!
I’m sure the collective squees were deafening, and why shouldn’t they be? Morganville sucked me in from the very beginning—despite my being generally hard on YA—and 14 books in is still going strong (the 15th, Daylighters, is due in November).
The novels are narrated by 16 year old Claire Danvers, who is accepted at Texas Prairie University in Morganville (yes, she’s super smart), and of course, Morganville is run by vamps. Her uber braininess comes to the attention of Amelie, Morganville’s founder, and she decides Claire would be a great assistant to alchemist Myrnin, a vamp who is as crazy as he is brilliant. Claire’s roomies at the Glass House are Michael Glass, Shane Collins, and goth girl Eve Rosser. The combo makes for sparks in more ways than one, and the relationships between the roommates is one of the highlights of the series in my opinion, so I’m hoping for some astute casting here, because chemistry is a must!