Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime’s upcoming comic book series Gun Honey is heading to the small screen with a TV adaptation in development courtesy of Piller/Segan, producers of Private Eyes, Haven, and The Dead Zone, and Malaysia-based Double Vision, the award-winning producers behind the acclaimed Asian adaptation of The Bridge.
Written by Hard Case co-founder Charles Ardai, Gun Honey tells the story of Singapore-born weapons expert Joanna Tan, the best in the world at providing her clients with the perfect weapon at the perfect moment. When her new assignment leads to the escape of a brutal criminal from a high-security prison, Joanna is forced to track him down – and to confront secrets about her own past that will challenge her sense of who she is.
“We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Charles, in concert with our friends and colleagues, Min Lim and Chi-Ren Choong at Double Vision, as we collectively bring Gun Honey to the screen,” said Lloyd Segan, founding partner at Piller/Segan, who previously worked with Hard Case Crime on Haven, a TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid.
“I started reading Gun Honey and I didn’t put it down till I’d finished the whole thing,” stated Min Lim, Head of Production at Double Vision. “Finding a fresh take on the femme fatale is not easy to do, but Charles did exactly that with Joanna and Gun Honey and as Malaysians, we are incredibly excited to work on bringing an authentic South East Asian character to the screen in a big way. And, to be able to do it with Charles and our partners at Piller/Segan is just the icing on the cake!”
“The heart of Gun Honey is Joanna Tan – who she is and where she comes from – and I can’t imagine better partners to bring her story to life with authenticity and incredible filmmaking talent than Double Vision,” added Charles Ardai. “I am a huge fan of their work on The Bridge and can’t wait to see what they have in store for Joanna. And the opportunity to work with Piller/Segan again is a joy: working with Lloyd and his team to make Haven was an extraordinary experience.”
The Gun Honey comic book is set to launch in September, and you can watch a trailer for the four-part series here.