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The Wicked And The Divine heading for TV?

June 1st, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Fresh from winning three Eisner nods, breakout comic The Wicked And The Divine may be appearing on our TV screens soon.

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson’s breakout book recently landed three Eisner Award nominations, including best new series. The story of a group of superpowered individuals called The Pantheon, the series has just been optioned by Universal Television via producers Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds.

Fracton and DeConnick are developing their own projects for Universal via Milkfed, but are also using the production company to develop projects with other writers. This looks like it could be a good one so here’s hoping Hollywood doesn’t screw it up.


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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...