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Simone and Staggs' body-swapping comic Crosswind in development for TV

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:11 AM EDT (Updated)

The body-swapping Image Comics series Crosswind is coming to the small screen.

Vanessa Piazza and her company Piazza Entertainment signed a multi-year producing deal with Entertainment One. Piazza and her assembly are best known for SYFY's very own Dark Matter and the internationally acclaimed supernatural hit Lost Girl.

This deal includes Image Comics creator-owned comic book Crosswind by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs in development as a television series. Crosswind is basically Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas, set up as a thriller about a hitman and housewife who switch bodies and souls.

Simone announced the news on her Facebook page that she is going to be an executive producer and Staggs will be a consulting producer. She ended her status with "I used to do hair, you guys."

Simone has made a name for herself (aside from doing hair and fighting about Cyclops) over the last decade writing Wonder Woman, Superman, Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Deadpool, and Secret Six. Statgs made a name for herself drawing Star Wars, Star Trek, Supergirl, and run on the New York Times best-selling Smallville comic. Both women have been strong advocates for inclusivity of women, handicapped, and people of color in the comic book industry.

Crosswind #5 will be available at good comic book stores and on digital download Wednesday, November 1. The first collected trade paperback hits bookstores, comic shops, and digital retailers January 24, 2018.