Comic book creator Kelly Sue DeConnick (“Captain Marvel”) is continuing her expansion into the world of television, as she’s now set to write for NBC’s upcoming “Redliners” TV show, based on the series of short stories by Charlaine Harris — which also inspired “True Blood” (via Deadline). “Emerald City” executive producer Shaun Cassidy will write alongside DeConnick.
The description for “Redliners” reads: “In the tone of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Redliners mixes humor, romance and espionage. It follows a pair of former spies living in suburbia who are reactivated when a failed hit on one of them leaves the assassin dead. Thrust back into the world of high-stakes espionage, the two find their secret lives bleeding into their suburban ones, as they begin to apply the life-and-death techniques of spycraft to the problems of an ordinary world.”
DeConnick, David Janollari, and Cassidy will executive produce “Redliners” through Universal TV and David Janollari Entertainment. Another of Harris’ books, “Midnight, Texas,” landed a series order at NBC from Janollari.
DeConnick and her husband, fellow comic book creator Matt Fraction, extended their deal with Universal TV with their company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds for an additional two years.
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