Hulu has announced that it has acquired the TV rights to Boom! Studios’ comic book series Old City Blues from creator Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, G.I. Joe) and is developing the project as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio.
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.
Kerry Washington (Scandal) is attached to star and executive produce the series, with Gore Verbinski (Pirates of The Caribbean, Rango) directing and executive producing. Arash Amel (The Titan) has penned the pilot and will also executive produce with Brad Weston and Scott Nemes of Makeready and Ross Richie and Stephen Christy of Boom! Studios.
Old City Blues joins a number of Boom! Studios projects in development for film and TV including Mouse Guardat Fox with Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) set to direct with Matt Reeves (The Batman) producing; Goldie Vance at Fox with Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca) to adapt and direct with Kerry Washington (Scandal) producing; Imagine Agents at Fox with Richie Keen directing and Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) producing; Irredeemableat Fox with Adam McKay (The Big Short) producing and directing, the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Bolivar at Fox with Shawn Levy producing; groundbreaking worldwide YA phenomenon Lumberjanes at Fox; and the GLAAD Media Award-winning The Woods at Syfy with Brad Peyton (San Andreas) set to direct and executive produce the pilot.
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