Horror guru Wes Craven to adapt Steve Niles' freaky comic The Disciples for TV

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Mar 23, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT (Updated)

Steve Niles, the comic author who gave us the chilling vampire tale 30 Days of Night, is teaming with horror legend Wes Craven to produce a new TV series based on Niles' upcoming sci-fi horror comic, The Disciples. Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street) will serve as executive producer of the show with Industry Entertainment's Sarah Bottfeld and developed for Universal Cable Productions, the folks who brought us Being Human and Defiance. Black Mask Studios is set to release The Disciples #1 in May, but Craven nabbed the hot property to dissect and adapt into a frightening new small-screen sci-fi saga centering around a strange religious cult on a moon of Jupiter and a group of detectives investigating the disappearance of a politician's daughter.  

With eerie, minimalist art by Christopher Mitten, The Disciples is poised to become one of the spring's most anticipated comics titles and should transform into a transfixing TV series under the guidance of Wes Craven.  

Here's the official synopsis from Black Mask Studios:

Dagmar, Rick and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high-ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who's run off to join a mysterious religious cult. This is no ordinary cult though.  In the near future of The Disciples, the ultra-wealthy have become the true Masters of the Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he's built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.  But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong!  

Think Freddy's father can bring this sci-fi series into port, or is the Scream creator out of his orbit?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)