In July, CBR reported that IDW Publishing’s comic book “Brooklyn Animal Control” was being developed as a television series at USA Network. At the time, “Man of Steel’s” David S. Goyer was signed on to produce the series, with “Brooklyn” creator JT Petty writing the pilot script. “Boardwalk Empire” alum Stephen Graham was set to play the lead role of John Crean, with Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones”) lined up to direct the pilot.
However, Deadline now reports that while USA is interested in moving forward with the series, the pilot will have to be rewritten and re-shot. Both Goyer and Petty are set to stay on as producer and writer, respectively. There’s no word whether Graham will remain.
“Brooklyn Animal Control” follows the seedy underbelly of New York City’s crime families and their interactions with a secret werewolf community called Kveld-Ulf. Originally published as a one-shot by IDW in 2013, “Brooklyn Animal Control” was written by Petty and illustrated by Stephen Thompson.
While pilot reshoots are not uncommon, it’s a good sign that USA didn’t scrap the project all together. It’s possible the network is confident in the premise, but wanted to adjust the concept a bit.
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