The Passage (novel series)

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The cover of the first book in the series

The Passage is a novel series by Justin Cronin. There are three published books in the series. The film rights were acquired by Fox Entertainment Group in 2007 for adaptation into a film trilogy, but after 12 years of development and planning, it was changed to a television series, which premiered in January 2019 and was canceled after the first season.[1][2]

The Passage[edit]

The Passage was published in 2010 by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. The Passage debuted at #3 on the New York Times hardcover fiction best seller list, and remained on the list 7 additional weeks.[3] It is the first novel of the trilogy.[4]

The Twelve[edit]

The Twelve is a 2012 horror novel by Justin Cronin and is the second novel in the trilogy. The novel was published on October 16, 2012, by Ballantine Books.[5]

The City of Mirrors[edit]

The City of Mirrors was released in the United States on May 24. 2016.[6]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 11, 2016). "Fox Nabs The Passage Vampire Drama From Liz Heldens, Matt Reeves & Scott Free With Big Commitment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (May 10, 2019). "The Passage Canceled By Fox After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (June 18, 2010). "Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction". New York Times. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
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  5. ^ Medley, Mark. "Apocalypse Wow; With big buzz around his new novel and a movie deal under his belt, Justin Cronin is lit's latest (unlikely) celebrity". National Post. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  6. ^ "See the cover for 'The City of Mirrors,' Justin Cronin's final book in The Passage trilogy -- exclusive". Entertainment Weekly's Retrieved 2015-11-24.

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