USA Orders IDW's "Brooklyn Animal Control" To Pilot

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the USA network has put in a pilot order for a series based on the comic "Brooklyn Animal Control," a series published by IDW. The pilot will be written by "Brooklyn" writer JT Petty, who previously worked on the "Splinter Cell" video game series, and executive produced by David S. Goyer ("Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice). "Walking Dead" producer David Alpert and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs are also on board to executive produce, alongside IDW Entertainment's David Ozer and Ted Adams.

In the world of the comic, werewolves secretly exist and have formed a community within New York City called Kveld-Ulf. "Brooklyn Animal Control" follows the day-to-day exploits of a secret subdivision of the NYPD directly responsible for interacting with the werewolf community. THR notes that the show will focus on "city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition."

"Fans of the comic book know that 'Brooklyn Animal Control' is a thriller anchored inside the world of New York organized crime families," said Jackie de Crinis, executive vp original programming for USA. "At its core, it is a family drama, albeit an unconventional one."

Originally published as a one-shot by IDW in 2013, "Brooklyn Animal Control" was written by Petty with art by Stephen Thompson.

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