Jim Starlin's Dreadstar In Development For Television
Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink are digging deep into the comic industry bag of tricks to pull out Dreadstar. The Jim Starlin created cosmic space opera is being currently published by Dynamite Entertainment but began its life at the Marvel-owned Epic Comics. Starlin will serve as executive producer and writer on the series.
The series focuses on Vanth Dreadstar, the sole survivor of the Milky Way galaxy, and his crew as they struggle to end an ancient war against to evil empires: The Church of the Instrumentality and the Monarchy.
"I consider Dreadstar to be an extension of my family, so it took me a while to feel comfortable letting anyone else take care of this project," said Jim Starlin. "It has taken some time, but I know I've put my trust in the right team and I'm excited to collaborate with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to bring Dreadstar's unique brand of chaos to television."
UCP is also currently developing Five Ghosts by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham for Syfy and Night Mary with IDW Entertainment created by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer as well as an untitled project with Warren Ellis.