Gaiman's "InterWorld" Leads Universal Cable Productions' Ambitious Genre TV Slate

The adaptation of all things Neil Gaiman continues. Leading up to the media blitz of Comic-Con International: San Diego, Universal Cable Productions and its parent company NBCUniversal announced plans to adapt their plans to adapt Gaiman and Michael Reeves' critically acclaimed young adult series, "InterWorld," for television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Along with the author duo, the new show will be executive produced by Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez, who also helped bring the hit Broadway musical, "Hamilton," to life.

Per the official synopsis: "Everyone in the InterWorld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to 'walk,' or travel from dimension to dimension. This also makes them a target for the Hex and the Binary factions, who yearn to conquer more dimensions by using these 'walkers' as fuel."

"InterWorld" first debuted in 2007. A sequel entitled "The Silver Dream" came out in 2013, with a third and final entry, "Eternity's Wheel," released in 2015.

UCP didn't stop there, however, also revealing a trio of comic book-based projects also headed to the small screen:

  • Top Cow and Heroes & Villains' "Bushido," by Rob Levin and Jessada Suthi, is in development with Roy Lee, John Powers Middleton and Adam Stone executive producing alongside HVE's Markus Goerg, Dick Hillenbrand and Mikhail Nayfeld. The story centers on a Dutch child adopted into and raised in Samurai culture amid a growing vampire threat. It was previously in development as a feature film at Mandalay Pictures.
  • Holly Black & Ted Naifeh "The Good Neighbors" graphic novel series from Graphix is in the works with Barbara Marshall serving as showrunner and producing alongside Jon Shestack and The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jeremy Bell. The series follows a young faerie who must battle a dark threat to save the world and rescue her mother.
  • Originally announced last October, BOOM! Studios' "The Woods" by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas remains in the pipeline. Michael Armbruster will write the pilot, about the students and staff of a prep school after they are transported to another planet.

Another Neil Gaiman work, "American Gods," is currently in production at Starz. The series will debut in 2017 and stars Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Ricky Whittle, Gillian Anderson and Peter Stormare.

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