Written by IvCNuB4
on Saturday, June 14 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The Image Comics title may be coming to a TV network in the future
Over at Variety, it is being reported that Weta Workshop's Pukeko Pictures has joined with Heavy Metal to turn the Image Comics series "Rat Queens" into an animated television series. To get the pitch ready for TV, Pukeko and Heavy Metal will develop it as 30-minute pilot TV show for potential networks.
"Rat Queens" is set in a fantasy word focusing on the adventures of elven mage Hannah, dwarf warrior Violet, hipster thief Betty and a human named Dee. Written by Kurtis Wiebe with art by Roc Upchurch, Image describes the title as “a series that mixes high fantasy with short tempers and a party-centric lifestyle”.
John Krelitz at Heavy Metal has described the hit title as:
‘Rat Queens’ is a standout in the marketplace as a diving rod for fangirls, a market as yet untouched by most comics publishers. It is not only perfect for the TV space, but much needed.
As more information becomes known about this new venture, we will follow up to bring the news to you.
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IvCNuB4 likes to maintain an air of mystery by never publicly revealing his true name unless you are one of the four lucky Outhouse posters he has PM'd it to. A life-long Chicago native, he was introduced to comics by his older brother's vast collection of Silver Age issues. When he is not at his day job as an IT geek or making the most of Chicago's three months of incredible summer, he can found spending way too much time with his very large, very loud Italian family. You will never find him on the likes of Facebook or Twitter as he scoffs at the necessity of most forms of social media.
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