This is very interesting. Also, cool. Lemme make that clear.
The Laundry Files is basically occult espionage meets Cthulhu meets computer math meets bureaucratic red tape. I’ts great fun as a series (although some people report finding said series uneven, at times), and if I was scared by the same things as Charlie Stross is I’d probably find the books more horrific. Or at least more cosmically horrific.
As it stands, however, I’m mostly wondering how they’re going to handle the entire apocalypse thing. One of Stross’s stated goals for the Laundry books was to not write an apocalyptic series where the End Times were always approaching, but never actually showing up; and the current state of affairs in those books suggest that he’s on track to whatever the ultimate end is. Which is itself cool, but I just don’t know how a television studio will handle that sort of thing.
Assuming that it gets off the ground: guess we’ll see, hey?