Source: George Lopez, IDW Team For 'Wormwood' Animated Comedy
In a move that makes no sense to someone (me) who has never read a Wormwood comic, IDW has joined forces with “comedian” George Lopez’s Travieso Production Company to produce an animated Wormwood program for television. Wormwood, described by hollywoodreporter.com as a “horror comedy,” was created by Ben Templesmith for some magazine called LOFI and eventually became its own comic book series published by, you guessed it, IDW.
From the site:
The Simpsons writer David M. Stern will write the pilot and serve as an executive producer on the series alongside Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW, Lopez and Leslie Kolins Small from Travieso, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion. Ben Templesmith will serve as a creative consultant on the project.
Now, I’ve never read Templesmith’s Wormwood, which, I just found out, is not affiliated with Garth Ennis’ Chronicles of Wormwood at all, but I’ll admit confusion as to why anything with “comedy” attached as an adjective would want George Lopez within twenty feet of it. That being said, IDW Entertainment is a relatively new division of IDW, so this might just be growing pains.
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