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.
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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