"Hawaiian Dick" is in the works at NBC, as reported Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter. Johnny Knoxville, who has long been attached to adaptation attempts of B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin's Image Comics series, is developing the show with NBC as an executive producer.
THR describes the potential show as a "one-hour comedic action series that will mix procedural, humor and supernatural elements." "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" screenwriters Paul Lovett & David Elliot are on board to write the pilot script, and as executive producers. Universal Television is set to produce the series.
Knoxville has been attached to "Hawaiian Dick" since 2004, when the "Jackass" star was originally slated to star in a feature film adaptation of the comic book series for New Line Cinema. There's no indication if he'll be involved in front of the camera for the TV adaptation.
The first "Hawaiian Dick" comic book miniseries debuted in 2002, telling the story of a big city detective named Byrd who is exiled to Hawaii. Two later series followed, in 2004 and 2007.