Showtime has announced it has hired David S. Goyer to adapt DC Comics Vertigo imprint, 100 Bullets series for the cable network.
100 Bullets is an atypical comic as it features no superheroes, magic, supernatural elements or a sci-fi twist. It is a dark, noir-style story about the attempt by one man, the mysterious Agent Graves, to destroy a secret group of families that control most of the world’s wealth and power, and it also poses a classic moral question, “If you could get away with murdering the person who ruined your life, would you do it?”
I’ve only just started reading the series thanks to the digital versions available through comiXology, and so far, I like it. Now if Goyer can serve up a series that is as good as the books, then Showtime will have a big hit on its hands. No word now on when the show will go into production or when we might see it on the premium cable network, but we’ll keep monitoring the story as it unfolds.