Critically acclaimed Image Comics' horror series Ice Cream Man by writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist Martin Morazzo has been optioned for television by Universal Cable Productions.
Fresh off the success of adapting Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's Happy! for Syfy, the television studio is developing an adaptation of the anthology horror comic book. Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete) are attached to write the pilot episode and will executive produce the series along with Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Jake Wagner.
Launching from Image this past January, the fan-favorite series follows Twilight Zone-esque standalone tales of horror and fantasy linked by the dark ennui of suburbia and the eponymously sinister ice cream man going from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Prince had previously been nominated for an Eisner Award for his original graphic novel One Week in the Library before teaming with Argentine illustrator Morazzo on their IDW Publishing series The Electric Sublime.
While it still early days for the production of the adaptation, the planned series is reportedly being shopped around to premium television networks and streaming services. In the meantime, the first volume of Ice Cream Man is available by Image Comics with the Issue #8 scheduled for release just in time for Halloween on October 31, written by W. Maxwell Prince, drawn by Martin Morazzo, and colored by Chris O'Halloran.