Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott’s hit Image Comics series “Black Magick” is being developed as an hour-long television drama by Michael London, producer of “The Illusionist.”
“We had a lot of attention and some very difficult choices to make when it came to finding Black Magick a home,” Rucka told The Hollywood Reporter. “Ultimately, Michael and Groundswell took the day with a passion and sincerity that certainly make Nic and I feel that Rowan is in very good hands.”
London is producing “Black Magick” through his Groundswell Productions banner, which is also responsible for Syfy’s “The Magicians” and Hulu’s “Chance.” The series is being envisioned either for cable or a television streaming service.
“Greg and Nicola have created an indelible small town character and put her at the center of a gripping mystery driven by a fresh take on the mythology of witchcraft,” London said of the property. “Our plan is to find a world-class creator who can realize their vision for series and then take it to the cable and streaming networks.”
“Black Magick” has quickly become a hot property, considering it only launched last year. The supernatural, gritty thriller follows Rowan Black, a robbery-homicide detective, who also happens to be the latest in a long line of witches. Drawn into an investigation that resurfaces her ties to witchcraft, Rowan is left no choice but to use her powers to save humanity.
“Black Magick” Vol. 1 is currently available from Image Comics.
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