For the second time in a week, AMC has added another comic book based TV series to their roster. Image Comics has announced that "Farmhand", created and illustrated by Rob Guillory, has been optioned for television by AMC. Guillory will write the pilot episode, and will executive produce alongside LaToya Morgan. If Morgan's name seems familiar, her credits include "The Walking Dead" and "Into The Badlands".
Just in case you're not familiar with "Farmhand", it follows follows Jedidiah Jenkins, a simple farmer, but one whose cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. For years, Jed’s organic transplants have brought healing to many, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm something sinister has taken root. Volume 1 of the comic is actually available now, with the second volume coming out in September. So yes, you have plenty of time to catch up on the story before the TV series comes out.
You might remember that Guillory also worked on "Chew" with John Layman. There was talk of that book being adapted at one point as well, but there hasn't been any news on that in quite some time. When talking about partnering with AMC, Guillory said, "I knew if I was ever going to adapt Farmhand, I’d need partners whose bold vision preserved and complemented my own, and I’ve found that with LaToya Morgan and the fine folks at AMC. Their enthusiasm for this project has been absolutely infectious, and I think together we’re going to make a show that is very unique and very special."
AMC clearly has no issues partnering with multiple publishers for their series. You'll remember last week at Comic-Con, it was announced that "She Could Fly" from Dark Horse would be optioned for TV as well. How excited are you for all of these upcoming adaptations?
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