NBC is staying in business with comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. Deadline reported that the network has ordered a pilot for “Redliners” based on the short stories by author Charlaine Harris. DeConnick wrote the pilot for “Redliners” alongside her “Emerald City” producer Shaun Cassidy.
DeConnick and Cassidy will produce the series along with David Janollari (“Midnight, Texas”, “Six Feet Under”). The project is being developed Universal TV, where both DeConnick and her husband/fellow comic book writer, Matt Fraction, are working under an overall deal.
Primarily known as a comic book writer thanks to her creator-owned series like “Pretty Deadly” and “Bitch Planet” as well as her groundbreaking run on Marvel’s “Captain Marvel, DeConnick is starting to make a name for herself in television. She previously wrote for NBC’s mini-series “Emerald City,” a modern retelling of the Wizard of Oz story.
“Redliners” centers on a pair of former operatives that get pulled back into the field and forced into a larger scheme taking place around them all while trying to remain undercover. “Redliners” is the second series based off of Charlaine Harris’ work for the network, following the upcoming “Midnight, Texas” based on a trilogy of books by Harris.
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