With the success of several Dark Horse Comic properties on television, it was only a matter of time before Dark Horse Entertainment signed a deal with a network to get more books to the small screen.
Dark Horse Comics and Universal Cable have closed a deal that will allow the cable provider a chance to give a first pass at any Dark Horse property.
“Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind bending stories,” said Dawn Olmstead, exec VP of development, Universal Cable Productions. “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.”
Even though Dark Horse has been known for the last several years as the publisher of Hellboy and Star Wars, series like Concrete, Harrow County, The Umbrella Academy have all seen high sales are the first to be considered by Universal Cable.
“As the landscape of narrative storytelling evolves, Dark Horse is 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,” added Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson.
Beyond those initial titles, no other books have been announced as potential television series… yet.
All in all, this is great news for non-superhero comic book fans, Dark Horse, and the television landscape desperate for interesting and unique tales. If you haven’t read Umbrella Academy, it could be a smash break-out summer mini-series in the near future.