It’s finally happening, PopHorror fans! James S. Murray of Trutv’s Impractical Jokers is releasing his first ever novel, Awakened! Yes, I know Impractical Jokers isn’t a horror show, but that doesn’t mean that the four lifelong friends only know how to make people laugh. Co-written with Sixth Cycle author Darren Wearmouth, Awakened is to be released next year. So read on to find out all we know about James Murray’s upcoming novel, Awakened.
What is Awakened?
This sci-fi thriller is about an express train in New York City that, after years of construction, finally connects cities across the Hudson River. When the train finally launches on its first trip, it arrives covered in blood as methane fills the tunnels, the structure floods and the terrifying danger of what killed all the passengers remains unknown.
TV Show Adaptation
Murray has also stated that the novel will be adapted for television. IDW will package the scripted drama with the hopes of scoring a straight-to-series pickup. David Ozer, who will be the executive producer of the TV series, stated:
“The book is a beautiful fit for our development strategy, blending humor with shocking discoveries and high action exploits, creating a riveting thriller in the process. We are very much looking forward to working with James and Darren Wearmouth on developing Awakened for fans worldwide.”
The Excitement is Real!
So PopHorror fans, if you like Impractical Jokers or novels that fall under the thriller genre, than I suggest you take a look at Murray’s upcoming novel, which will be released June 21, 2018. As both a fan of books, thrillers, and Impractical Jokers, I’m very excited for the release of this novel. Even though it’s a year away, I have already pre-ordered my copy of the book and I think you should, too! Not only will it be a treat to read, but if you order it soon and email the proof to [email protected], you have a chance to get a singed poster from James S. Murray himself! I hope to do a review of the book as soon as it’s released, so stay tuned, PopHorror readers, because I’ll be back.