It looks like Netflix may have found their replacement for Marvel. In a press release today, Dark Horse Comics announced that they have signed a first look deal with the streaming giant. This comes after the huge success of the Umbrella Academy adaptation this year.
Dark Horse Entertainment would get Netflix first look rights at their IP’s for both TV and film. There is no official word on if this would include any projects in development, but work is already being done on exploring future projects.Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake signed on to produce. “We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s President and Founder. “We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”
I don’t have to tell you that Dark Horse has an incredible amount of stories that would look great on screen. I can’t help but wonder what this does for projects like Harrow County and Briggs Land that have been in development, but we haven’t heard any recent news about. Personally, I hope what this does is accelerate those adaptations under this new deal. As for what’s next, you could really take your pick. What Dark Horse Comics story would you like to see next on Netflix?