Syfy is developing a TV adaptation of the new Dark Horse Comics horror series Harrow County, written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Tyler Crook.
The comic-book series was among the first titles revealed in Universal Cable Productions’ first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment back in July (it also included The Umbrella Academy, Back Up and Concrete, but it looks like Harrow County is the first one being given a GO). The project has now been set up at Syfy [Blastr’s corporate parent], with Becky Kirsch writing the adaptation.
Harrow County centers on a young girl named Emmy who’s always known that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home were filled with ghosts and goblins and the restless dead. On the eve of her 18th birthday, she discovers that she’s connected to those creatures, as well as to the land itself, in ways she could never have imagined, because she’s the reincarnation of a powerful witch put to death on the day Emmy was born. And for this reason, the townsfolk mean to kill her, too. In order to survive, Emmy has to embrace her unusual powers.
For those wondering who Kirsch is, her screenwriting geek cred includes writing for Syfy’s Dominion and their sleeper hit sci-fi series, Twelve Monkeys.
Are you excited Harrow County will be heading to TV?