How IDW Expands From Comics Into TV – V Wars, Brooklyn Animal Control, Cobb, Wyonna Earp, Pantheon, Wormwood And More

Wynonna_Earp_TheYetiWarsSo, live action TV adaptations of comic books are on the rise. The Strain, The Walking Dead, Another Walking Dead, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, The Flash, Agents Of SHIELD, Agent Carter, it looks like we'll have more on this year than ever before.

So, yes, some other folk would like a slice of that. Including IDW, who have just announced a Dirk Gently TV show and comic book.

They also have a Winter World in production for XBox Entertainment, scripts written for V Wars, Brooklyn Animal Control and more for Cobb, Wyonna Earp, Pantheon with Michael Chiklis and an animated Wormwood in various stages of development.

What's different now is that IDW are making the shows themselves with partners, rather than licensing them out. They have hired established folk such as Dexter's Tim Schlattmann to write scripts and are preselling foreign rights, choosing to sell specific area rights, including the US, dramatically reducing the costs. And, as we can see from Dirk Gently, not limiting themselves to their own comic books.

And they expect to have two TV shows on air in the next two years.

So… which IDW comics would you most like to see get the small screen treatment? Or anything else they might have a natural affinity for?

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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