Gideon Falls, the new urban/rural horror comic series by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, is being developed for television.
In the series, which debuted in March from Image Comics, the lives of a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising sheriff and a young recluse obsessed with a conspiracy involving the city's trash become intertwined around the local legend of the Black Barn, an otherworldly building said to have appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history, bringing madness in its wake.RELATED: Lemire & Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls #1 Delivers "A Pure Vision of Terror"
The rights to Gideon Falls were acquired by Hivemind, a new production company headed by longtime producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg and former Valiant Entertainment CEO Dinesh Shamdasani. Hivemind, which has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, also produces The Expanse, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher, and Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal's planned feature based on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Lemire and Sorrentino previously collaborated on DC's Green Arrow and Marvel's Old Man Logan. Gideon Falls is their first creator-owned work together.
"It's great to imagine Gideon Falls, and all these characters whom we've been working so hard to realize in the graphic novel, now coming to life on TV screens," Sorrentino said in a statement.