Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Production Ink First-Look Deal
The fans of comic book shows will be delighted to hear that there are even more comic book shows on their way. Universal Cable Productions announced today that it will partner with comic book powerhouse Dark Horse Entertainment in a first-look deal that will allow Universal to focus on developing more script material from Dark Horse’s extensive comic library, as well as new and yet to be released material owned by the company, Entertainment Weekly reported today.
According to the press release from the partners, discussions for the comic book show deal began last year at the San Diego Comic Con. “Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind bending stories,” Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development, Universal Cable Productions said on the momentous occassion. “Their brand has conquered multiple media platforms and boasts iconic books that have attracted the highest level of writers. It’s going to be a wild and imaginative ride.”
Universal Cable Productions will help Dark Horse Entertainment to capitalize on its roster of talent creators such as writers and concept artists and help them develop character-driven programming to cater to the company’s large fanbase. Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson told the press that as the landscape of narrative storytelling evolves, Dark Horse will be thrilled to be working in the golden age of television with Universal Cable Productions. “Their creative team has embraced the spirit of the Dark Horse brand and we’re proud to be partnered with them.”
Current projects with Universal Productions include the horror-based Harrow County by Cullen Bunn with art by Tyler Crook, Concrete, the Eisner-award winning comic by Paul Chadwick, The Umbrella Academy, a superhero family story created by Gerard Way with art by Gabriel Ba, and Back Up, a sci-fi technological adventure based on a feature script by Tom Vaughn written and executive produced by Kenny Golde with Brad Anderson of Almost Human fame in talks to direct.
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