Titan Comics has announced it is adapting Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London into a comic book series.
The novel centers around the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited into the small branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural.
Peter Grant, having become the first English apprentice wizard in over seventy years, must immediately deal with two different but ultimately inter-related cases. In one he must find what is possessing ordinary people and turning them into vicious killers, and in the second he must broker a peace between the two warring gods of the River Thames.
If the plot sounds familiar, but the title of the book does not, it may be because the series is called Midnight Riot in the United States of America.
“I’ve been a massive fan of the series for a long time and it’s always a dream to bring something you revere to life as a comic, especially when you’re working with such an incredible team of creators!” says Steve White, Titan Comics Senior Editor.
The five-issue mini-series will be written by author Aaronvitch and Doctor Who showrunner, Andrew Cartmel. Art for the series will be provided by Lee Sullivan, whose work you’ve seen in Doctor Who Comics.