Witchblade is coming to television. Again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has tapped Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) and Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) to adapt Marc Silvestri’s Top Cow comic book series Witchblade. Currently in development with a script commitment, Dries will write and executive-produce the new series alongside her fellow Vampire Diaries writer Brian Young.
As the long-running Vampire Diaries is coming to an end in just a few weeks, there's another supernatural TV show reaching the end of the line later this year: NBC’s Grimm. It's assumed that the new Witchblade is meant to fill the void that will be left by the departure of Grimm on Friday evenings.
So, what's this Witchblade "reboot" (see below) about? Here's the official show description, per THR:
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the Sony Pictures Television drama centers on homicide detective Sara Pezzini, who's on the hunt for an elusive serial killer and must navigate the grisly streets and police politics of San Francisco's Mission District — until one day, the bracelet she has worn her entire life gives her supernatural insight into a crime she's trying to solve. Her bracelet is the Witchblade, an amulet that has been worn by remarkable women throughout history, and Sara is next in line.
Top Cow's founder-owner Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will also executive-produce the series.
This won't be the first time Witchblade has been adapted for the small screen, of course. TNT adapted the comic book (which ran from 1995 to 2015) with Yancy Butler in the lead, airing for two seasons from 2001-2002. A movie was also in the works at one point but nothing ever came of it.
What do you think about a new Witchblade series heading to NBC?