Hivemind, a new company from veteran producers Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg and Dinesh Shamdasani, have announced that they have acquired the rights to Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Image Comics series Gideon Falls to develop as a TV drama.
An atmospheric thriller colliding rural mystery and urban horror, Gideon Falls launched in March 2018 and follows an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers—a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash—as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend.
“Gideon Falls is psychological horror told with a deeply humanistic touch, a story about imperfect people who confront their own demons—imagined and supernatural alike,” said Hivemind Co-President Jason Brown. “It is this kind of expertly fashioned, character-focused genre storytelling that inspired us to form Hivemind, and it is our mission to collaborate with world-class authors, artists, and rights holders like Jeff and Andrea to bring their stories to the screen in an authentic way.”
“Gideon Falls is one of the most inventive stories anywhere in comics today, colliding a psychologically complex and intellectually nuanced cast against a stark and terrifying terrain of science fiction and horror,” said Shamdasani. “It’s no surprise that it comes from the brilliant minds of two of the most talented creators in the comics medium—Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—or that it sparked a massive multi-studio bidding war.”
“Gideon Falls is a story that is very near to our hearts, and Andrea and I could not be more excited to be partnering with Hivemind to bring the terror, and the story of Fred, Norton, and The Black Barn, to an even wider audience,” said series co-creator and writer Jeff Lemire, with Andrea Sorrentino adding: “It’s great to imagine Gideon Falls, and all these characters whom we’ve been working so hard to realize in the graphic novel, now coming to life on TV screens.”