Boom! Studios, the publisher behind the likes of Lumberjanes, Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future, and Mouse Guard, has announced that it has signed a two-year TV first look deal with Netflix for live action and animated series based upon the publisher’s library of comic book properties
“BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colorful, diverse and varied and their stories have the power to ignite something in all of us,” said Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series at Netflix. “We can’t wait to bring these stories from the page to the screen to fans in every corner of the world.”
“We generate 20+ new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a streamer that is as prolific as we are,” company CEO and Founder Ross Richie said. “BOOM!’s unique partnership model benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers. We’re thrilled to continue our track record of translating our best-selling award-winning library with the best TV talent in the business but now with the undisputed leader of the new streaming era.”
Boom! currently has close to 20 movies and TV shows in development currently at 20th Century Studios (where it has a first-look deal for feature film projects), Amazon, HBO Max, Peacock, CBS All Access and Disney+, including Goldie Vance, Bolivar, Imagine Agents, The Empty Man and Memetic. Meanwhile, Boom! and Netflix are already working together on the upcoming feature film adaptation of Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole’s The Unsound in the works from director David F. Sandberg (Shazam!).