BOOM! Studios’ “Old City Blues” to be adapted as a Hulu original series
One of the advantages of streaming services producing original series is that they can adapt different properties and have more control over the end product. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing beloved characters like the Justice League and the Avengers in theaters and on television, but it’s always great to see lesser-known and more obscure properties get the same treatment.
Today, BOOM! Studios have announced that the original graphic novel Old City Blues has been optioned by Hulu as an original series, and there’s some pretty impressive talent behind it even at this early stage: Kerry Washington is set to produce and star, and Gore Verbinski will direct the series. Not bad at all. Check out the details below.
BOOM! Studios’ OLD CITY BLUES in Development as a Hulu Original Series
Critically-Acclaimed Graphic Novel Series In Development With All Star Lineup For Hulu
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2018) – Hulu announced today that OLD CITY BLUES, based on the hit graphic novel series created by Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, G.I. Joe) for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, is in development as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio. Kerry Washington (Scandal) is attached to star and executive produce the series, and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of The Caribbean, Rango) is attached to direct and executive produce the series. Arash Amel (The Titan, creator of the Archaia graphic novel Butterfly) wrote the pilot and is attached to EP the series. Brad Weston and Scott Nemes are attached to EP for Makeready. Ross Richie (Founder & CEO) and Stephen Christy (President, Development) will serve as executive producers on the series for BOOM! Studios.
Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation's strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.