Universal " Options "The Wicked + The Divine" For TV Adaption



"The Wicked + The Divine" looks to brings its Pantheon to TV, as the Image Comics series has been optioned by Universal Television, as reported Friday by Deadline.

The series, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvieand Matt Wilson, debuted last summer, and soon became one of Image's must successful books. Keeping things in the creator-owned comics family, the adaptation will be produced by Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick's company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds;announced in February to have a two-year deal with Universal TV and the intent to develop other creators' properties as television series along with their own.

"The Wicked + The Divine" focuses on a group of characters called The Pantheon, who receive powers after merging with deities -- a process that also greatly deduces their life expectancy. The series is nominated for three Eisner Awards (to be awarded July 10 at Comic-ConInternational in San Diego); Best New Series, Best Cover Artist (McKelvie and Wilson) and Best Coloring (Wilson).

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