Christopher Golden, Tom Sneigoski and Paul Azaceta's 2007 comic book miniseries Talent will be adapted for television, with Fox and BOOM! Studios teaming with Neil Moritz's Original Films and Sony Picture Television. The straight-to-series commitment will see the one-hour drama under the guidance of Justified showrunner Graham Yost after plans to adapt it to film with Universal Studios failed to move forward.
According to Deadline, the series will focus on Nicole Dane, who awakens in the hospital and learns she is the sole survivor of a tragic accident that claimed the lives of 148 people. As people investigate the circumstances of her mysterious survival, Dane discovers she has somehow inherited the talents of those who perished in the crash. Armed with a plethora of new abilities, Nicole chooses to help the deceased find closure while investigating the mystery behind the incident and decisions which will force her to confront her ever-elusive past.
The show parallels the events in the comic, where the gender-reversed college professor Nicholas "Nick" Dane survived a plane crash that left him with similar abilities. Suspected of being responsible, Nick would exist as a fugitive, using his new abilities to survive while evading the clutches of a conspiracy that enveloped his life.
"When I first read Talent, I was immediately hooked, as it took me on an incredible journey I’ll never forget," Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox said in a statement. "This project accomplishes two professional goals of mine: work again with Graham Yost, one of the finest creators in the business; and transition Talent from feature development into the world to television. In Graham, Neal Moritz, Sony and Boom, we have the perfect partners who have the vision to bring this fantastic story and its characters to life as we take these important steps in building future Fox.”
“I am very excited to be adapting this wonderful graphic novel," added Yost, who will also write and act as executive producer for the show. " I think this could be a thrilling, emotional and, if I don’t blow it, thought-provoking show. It’s great to be working with Charlie Collier, Michael Thorn and the team at Fox.”