Universal Developing Comics Night Mary and Five Ghosts For TV
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.23.2014
As well as an original project from Warren Ellis...
Universal Cable Productions has announced that they are bringing two new comic books to the small screen, along with a new project from a comic book superstar. The company have revealed that they are partnering with IDW Entertainment for TV shows based on Night Mary and Five Ghosts and developing an original series with writer Warren Ellis (Gun Machine, Iron Man: Extremis).
Night Mary was created by Rick Remender (Punisher, Uncanny X-Force, Uncanny Avengers) and Kieron Dwyer, and follows a young woman trained to be a lucid dreamer. Her father owns a sleep disorder clinic where she enters the dreams of his patients. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, she is placed in jeopardy as nightmares and reality become frighteningly intertwined. John Pogue (The Quiet Ones) will write and direct the series pilot.
Five Ghosts was created by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, gaining funding on Kickstarter in 2012 and eventually getting picked up by Image. It tells the story of a 1930s-era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures. Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsmen, Divergent) will write the pilot.
Universal Cable EVP Dawn Olmstead said, "We love genre at UCP and thankfully so do audiences. We've made it a priority to seek out great properties that will attract equally great creators to adapt them. From Warren's dynamic plots and complex characters to the dark and suspenseful world of Night Mary, and the creative mash-up of five literary icons in the cult hit Five Ghosts, they are all provocative, distinctive and have the promise to be a whole lot of fun."