Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" in Development at Legendary TV

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" could be the next Image Comics hit headed to TV, with Legendary Television and producer Matt Tolmach acquiring the rights to the creator-owned series, as reported Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter.

THR describes Legendary's acquisition as the result of a "competitive bidding war." Rucka is set to write the pilot episode, and to serve as an executive producer with Lark and Tolmach, the latter a former Columbia Pictures exec who worked as a producer on "Amazing Spider-Man" and its 2014 sequel.

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This marks another addition to Legendary Television's growing slate. The company currently has sci-fi drama "Colony" in the works at the USA Network, and comedy series "Love" with a two-season commitment from Netflix.

"Lazarus" debuted in June 2013, and is set in a dystopian future ruled by wealthy families. The main character is Forever Carlyle -- the genetically enhanced "Lazarus" of the Carlyle family. The series has received widespread critical acclaim, and ranked No .7 in CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2014.

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