Boom! Studios’ super-popular sci-fi comic-book series The Woods is heading to TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Cable Productions has nabbed the rights to bring the comic -- the brainchild of Batman Eternal writer James Tynion IV and TMNT artist Michael Dialynas -- to the small screen.
The series will be executive-produced by Boom! CEO Ross Richie, along with president of development Stephen Christy. It will also be co-executive-produced by Josh Levy, senior VP television. Here's an official synopsis from Boom! Studios' website:
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
Apparently, The Woods was Boom!’s most successful comic of 2014 and is the second most popular comic behind their Eisner-winning indie comic Lumberjanes, which has been picked-up by 20th Century Fox to be adapted as a movie.
Boom! has been dipping its toes into the warm waters of television lately, with a few TV projects in the pipeline. It’s developing Protocol: Orphans with Amanda Segel (Person of Interest) penning the series and exec-producing. Graphic novel series Cow Boy from BOOM! imprint Archaia is also in active development over at DreamWorks TV as an animated series. Boom! was also behind the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg action film 2 Guns.
Since it's extremely early days, no news on when the series will air just yet.
Do you guys think TV is the perfect medium for Boom! Studios' The Woods? Are you looking forward to seeing the lost-in-space adventures of the students, teachers and staff of Bay Point Preparatory High School on your television screen?