It may be tough at the Secret Service these days, but at least in the realm of comic-to-TV adaptations, there’s one tough Secret Service agent ready to take the stage.
IDW Entertainment today announced that they’ve inked a development deal for Beau Smith’s “COBB” property with eOne Television — a production company behind series like AMC’s “Hell On Wheels” and SyFy’s “Bitten.” The “COBB” TV show will be written and produced by “Covert Affairs” and “Chicago Fire” veteran Thania St. John.
Longtime comics industry fixture known for his tough guy characters, Smith created Agent Frank Cobb in 2006. The character has starred in a number of IDW comics including the original “COBB: Off The Leash” mini series.
When that book was announced, Smith described the character to CBR saying, “Cobb has always had a special way for being able to see danger before it comes. He can smell it before it enters the room. More times than not he can stop an attack before it blooms into an act of violence. It’s his gift. It’s also his curse.
“Cobb [is a] Former Level One Secret Service Agent now on his own,” the writer added. “Cobb has been ‘Off the grid’ since he left the service under ‘cloudy’ circumstances. He is ‘talked’ into rejoining his former secret service superior Jack Murphy with his private investigations and securities business.”
Stay tuned to CBR for more on the deal as it becomes available.
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