Wytches: Amazon Adapting Scott Snyder & Jock's Image Comics Series
Amazon is developing an animated series take on Scott Snyder & Jock's Image Comics series Wytches, with Snyder & Jock offering more details.
Amazon is looking to boost its animated series selection in a big way, ordering an adaptation of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock's Image Comics comic book series Wytches. Snyder & Jock are set to executive produce alongside Plan B Entertainment, Project 51 Productions' Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios, with the series telling the tale of "17-year-old Sailor Rooks, whose family moves to a remote New England town after a tragic accident, only to discover that a burrow of monsters—ancient creatures that prey on our darkest fears and desires—lurks beneath the town." Originally published between October 2014 and March 2015, the six-issue series (Volume I) was originally set up for a film adaptation until the shift to television was announced in 2021.
"'Wytches' is possibly my most personal work," Snyder said in a statement. "It's all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things, both literally and figuratively. I've been intimately involved with this animated series from the start, and I can honestly say that I love this show as much as the book, if not more. The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life, and the episodic format expands the world of 'Wytches,' taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places. Jock and I are deeply grateful to Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios for believing in 'Wytches' and giving us a chance to make this show dark, personal, twisted, and very special." Now, here's a look at what Snyder and Jock had to share about the news and the project via Twitter shortly after it was announced:
Melissa Wolfe, head of animation for Amazon Studios, added, "Driven by the pairing of Scott and Jock along with our partners at Plan B and Project 51 Productions, 'Wytches' fuses nail-biting horror and evocative drama while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches. Given the haunting and intimate nature of Scott and Jock's well-regarded comic series, we are looking forward to delivering their creative vision to our global audience and expanding our growing roster of animated series."