The headline might be be a little overdramatic, since the comic hasn’t been out that long, but I’m really excited. Image Comics and Hivemind have made some early waves at NYCC by annoucing Gideon Falls will be adapted to TV. Wait, it gets better.
James Wan’s Atomic Monster will produce the series, joining forces with Hivemind. Word is that Wan himself will produce alongside Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear, Hivemind’s Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg and Dinesh Shamdasani, and original series creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. In a statement, the creators said, “James’ creative vision will be a wonderful fit for the world of GIDEON FALLS and to help adapt the series to television in a truly unique and exciting way.” I couldn’t agree more!
If you’re not familiar with this Eisner Award winning series, it follows an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers — a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash — as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend. You can read our review of the first issue for more info.
No release date has been set for the series, and no network or streamer has given it a home yet. My guess is, another bidding warn is going to happen somewhere behind the barn. I’ll have more on the coming up on Episode 285 of the podcast.
Photo Credit: Image Comics