Two more celebrated comic book writers have signed a development deal with Legendary Entertainment, this time with their TV division, Legendary Television.
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction, through their production company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, have signed a two-year deal with Legendary to adapt both their creator-owned comics and produce original programming for broadcast television and streaming services.
"We are thrilled to have a new home for Milkfed with our friends at Legendary who have assured us we can crash on their couches for as long as we want, which is really cool," DeConnick and Fraction said in a joint statement to Deadline.
Acclaimed for their creator-owned titles at Image Comics and licensed work at Marvel, DeConnick and Fraction have both co-created award-winning, bestselling properties through Image. DeConnick is the co-creator on Bitch Planet with Valentine De Landro and Pretty Deadly with Emma Rios. Fraction is the co-creator of Sex Criminals with Chip Zdarsky, Casanova with Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and ODY-C with Christian Ward, among others. Sex Criminals had first been optioned for television in 2015 by Universal, though its current development status is unknown.
"From their brilliantly realized reinventions of established comic book canon to the most unique of original creations, Kelly Sue and Matt are the top of their field," Legendary Television Studios President Nick Pepper explained. "It is an honor to partner with the Milkfed Criminal Masterminds to bring their work to a wider global audience."
DeConnick and Fraction's deal with Legendary comes days after Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan announced he had signed a development deal with Legendary for film and television. Now with DeConnick and Fraction working with the studio, Legendary has become an industry leader in bringing in comic creators to adapt previous work and develop new properties for film and television.