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Syfy has announced the full cast of its drama series pilot based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s graphic novel series “Deadly Class”.
The story is set at the height of late 1980s counter culture, the action follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. He must maintain his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties. Continue reading
According to Deadline, the show, developed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is expected to debut in early 2019.
“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre,” Amazon’s Sharon Tal Yguado said in a statement. “With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”
The project was originally developed for Cinemax, but the pay cable channel ultimately chose to pass on the show. Amazing began courting the series by ordering a script from writer Eric Kripke. Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot. The duo, who are also behind AMC’s Preacher, will also serve as executive producers on the project.
Sony Pictures TV Studios will co-produce the series with both Amazon and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.
Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys, which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012, depicted a world wherein superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys are a CIA squad that keeps those heroes in check, taking them out permanently, if need be.
Millar said that he asked the best comic book artist in the industry to draw this landmark new book. Unfortunately, Rob Liefeld is apparently not involved, but he did a pretty good job in selecting his second choice: Olivier Coipel. Announced today on Entertainment Weekly (but not in the headline), Coipel will be joining Millar for a six-issue comic called The Magic Order, described as:
“Five families of magicians have spent generations protecting humankind while living among them as normal-seeming neighbors and co-workers. But when a new enemy emerges and starts picking off the wizards one by one, it forces them to take new measures.”
Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.
This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Brian Michael Bendis has written for Marvel Comics for nearly 18 years, working on titles ranging from Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil to Secret Invasion and Jessica Jones. However, that era is coming to an end this morning with an announcement from DC Comics. Continue reading
Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Snow Blind, an hourlong witness protection drama based on the graphic novel by Ollie Masters (DC/Vertigo’s The Kitchen) and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), from Prison Break executive producer and Dominion creator/showrunner Vaun Wilmott, Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox TV. Continue reading
Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix 22 December.
The CW is developing a drama series based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen with Elizabeth Banks attached as an executive producer, Variety has learned exclusively.
Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Traci and Dr. Thirteen have appeared in multiple comics within the DC Universe, including “Flashpoint” and “Batman.” Continue reading
The CW has released the first poster for “Constantine,” the upcoming animated short form series for CW Seed based on the DC “Hellblazer” comics.
Matt Ryan starred as the titular John Constantine in the live-action NBC series based on the property several years ago, a show that’s now available on CW Seed. Ryan reprised the role in a fourth season episode of “Arrow” and here he returns to the role, providing the voice for the five to six ten-minute episodes which will premiere in 2018. Continue reading