Apple is planning a television series based on Richard Dominguez’s comic El Gato Negro, which tells a story spanning generations about two vigilantes who hail from South Texas. The first hero adopts the title of a local legend after his friend is murdered. The second hero, grandfather to the first, was a luchador who turned to fighting crime in the 1950s.
Robert Rodriguez and Diego Boneta are both attached to the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is slated to air on the upcoming Apple TV+ service, though casting information and a release date have not yet been revealed.
The project comes primarily from Boneta, who has been trying to get the wheels turning on the adaptation for some time now. The series didn’t find traction until Boneta met with Supergirl writer Eric Carrasco at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The two collaborated and brought the project to Rodriguez, who quickly signed on.
Rodriguez’s latest film is Alita: Battle Angel, the sci-fi epic about a cyborg assassin who stands up to a ruthless, exploitative capitalist system. Boneta will soon appear in Terminator: Dark Fate as Miguel Ramos, the older brother of Natalia Reyes’ Daniella "Dani" Ramos, the woman being hunted by a prototype killer robot.