Comics writer Charles Soule's upcoming debut novel The Oracle Year is being developed for television by Tomorrow Studios.
Arriving April 3 from HarperCollins, the novel centers on Will Dando, a New Yorker who finds a may to monetize his 108 very specific visions of the future, in the process earning himself powerful enemies, including the president of the United States, a prominent televangelist and a warlord in possession of a nuclear missile.
“Charles’ book was highly sought after and we’re honored that he’s entrusting us to bring his 'What If?' story to television for a series with unexpected twists and turns that will hopefully yield incredible global appeal,” Tomorrow Studios President Becky Clements said in a statement.
Soule, an attorney who focuses primarily on immigration law and poverty, first stepped onto the comics scene with his 2009 graphic novel Strongman. He's since written for DC Comics and Marvel, guiding such titles as Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, She-Hulk, several Inhumans books, and Death of Wolverine. He now primarily writes for Marvel, most notably Daredevil, Astonishing X-Men, and Star Wars comics. He'll also be writing the recently announced The Hunt for Wolverine, which focuses on how the younger version of the iconic X-Men character came back from the dead.
Soule will executive produce The Oracle Year alongside Clements and Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein.