Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan, whose Intrepid Pictures was responsible for not just Hill House but also Stephen King adaptations of Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game, are co-writing and executive producing a pilot based on the James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera comic.
The comic debuted in September 2019 and has since grown in popularity. The first issue has sold over 175,000 copies over several printings, and the comic has sold over 1.2 million copies in the 18 months since its release, a remarkable achievement in modern publishing, not just for independent comics but also for Marvel and DC. The comic won an Eisner Award for best new series in 2020, a Harvey Award for the book of the year, and a Ringo Award for best series. It was also translated into ten languages. The graphic novel’s first book, which contains the first five issues, has been reprinted four times.
it’s of development Stephen Christy, CEO Ross Richie, and head of TV Mark Ambrose are also executive producers. Tynion and Dell’Edera, as well as Intrepid’s Adam Fasullo, will serve as co-executive producers. The project is still in the early stages of production, but if it goes through, Macy, the producer, would act as showrunner with Flanagan, the filmmaker, which would be a first for the partnership. At this time, it’s unknown whether Flanagan will direct any episodes.
There was no response from Netflix. The development, on the other hand, puts the streamer on pace to work on one of the year’s greatest successes, leave alone horror films. Some have drawn comparisons to The Walking Dead’s early popularity, another publishing hit whose sum was more than the sum of its zombie limbs.
The first narrative arc in the children’s series depicted a village besieged by monsters that prey on children, with one teen survivor repeating tales that no adult believes. Erica Slaughter, a strange young lady, joins this situation. The woman, who converses with her stuffed animal on occasion, isn’t there to mince words; she’s there to mince monsters.
Tynion is one of the most well-known figures in comics, having written Batman for DC for the past few years and serving as one of the creators of The Caped Crusader. He’s authored a number of novels for Boom!, including The Woods and Mimetic. The buzzy and renowned ghost story Haunting of Hill House, which aired on Netflix in 2018, was produced by Intrepid. The popularity of the show led to an entire television contract with the streaming service, as well as a sequel, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Midnight Mass, a thriller, is in post-production after finishing production last year with Flanagan behind the camera; and The Midnight Club, an adaptation of the terrifying Christopher Pike books, are both in the works.
WME represents Macy and Flanagan. Novo and VanderKloot Law both represent Flanagan, while Reder & Feig represent Macy.