Fox is developing a coming-of-age fantasy drama based on Headache, the graphic novel by Pushing Daisies and Burn Notice writer Lisa Joy and artist Jim Fern, Deadline reports. The title has been changed to Athena for television.
Published in 2011 by Kickstart Comics, centers on a young woman named Sarah who discovers she’s the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. The TV adaptation will find her trying to maintain her secret identity while battling mythological monsters and searching to discover which of the other gods is plotting against her to take over the world.
Joy, who was previously a co-producer on USA Network’s Burn Notice, will write and executive produce the hourlong drama, which comes from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
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