Archaia's "Butterfly" Headed to Channel 4 as TV Series

Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett and Antonio Fuso's Archaia miniseries "Butterfly" has been picked up by Channel 4 as a television series. According to Deadline, Amel will pen the series as well as executive produce.

The comic series follows a young woman known by the codename Butterfly, who works for a secret spy organization called Project Delta. Fining herself framed for murder, Butterfly goes on the run and reunites with her father, a former Project Delta agent known as Nightingale, who assumes the organization set his daughter up. The Cold War-bred Nightingale might have very different methods from his daughter, but the two share an intimate knowledge of the terrible things people in their business are asked to do, shared knowledge that ultimately brings them together.

42's Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken as well as Automatik's Brian Kavanuagh-Jones will executive produce alongside Amel. BOOM! Studios' President of Development Stephen Christy and CEO and Founder Ross Richie are also attached as executive producers. Bo Odar will direct the pilot.

"Butterfly" is one of the latest BOOM! Studios properties to head to the small screen. For instance, James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas' series "The Woods" has landed a television deal at Universal Cable Productions, and Fox is developing a TV adaptation of "Protocol Orphans," the graphic novel created by Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco, written by Michael Alan Nelson and drawn by Mariano Navarro.

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