Witchblade In The Works At NBC
Even though their last attempt didn't work, NBC is jumping back into the comic book world… but this time with a property from Marc Silvestri and Top Cow.
The plan is to reboot Witchblade, the story of police detective Sara Pezzini who ends up possessing an ancient artifact of supernatural origin called the Witchblade. The network has turned to Carol Mendelsohn who worked on CSI and Caroline Dries, the showrunner on the wrapping up CW series The Vampire Diaries. The network has given the project a script commitment.
The premise for the reboot:
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the Sony Pictures Television drama centers on homicide detective Sara Pezzini, on the hunt for an elusive serial killer, who must navigate the grisly streets and police politics of San Francisco's Mission District — until one day the bracelet she has worn her entire life gives her supernatural insight into a crime she's trying to solve. Her bracelet is the Witchblade, an amulet that has been worn by remarkable women throughout history, and Sara is next in line.
This comes about just as NBC is finishing up with its Friday night supernatural series Grimm. Witchblade was first published in 1995, created by Silvestri, Michael Turner, Brian Haberlin and David Wohl. It has spawned a TNT series starting Yancy Butler in 2001 as well as an anime series in 2004. A big screen version was in the works but never panned out.
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