Dark Horse Comics has been providing plenty of fodder for television lately, and after the recent announcement of Netflix picking up Umbrella Academy for a pilot, Universal Cable Productions has added to the comics adaptation fun by adding Mind MGMT and Flutter to its development slate. The deal is part of UCP’s first-look contract with Dark Horse to produce scripted content from the publisher’s comic book library.
“Dark Horse Entertainment is a comic mastermind with deep knowledge of the genre and an expertise in developing content,” says Dawn Olmstead, executive vice president of development for UCP. “We’re excited to continue to partner with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg as we kick off our series Umbrella Academy on Netflix and shepherd the many adaptions we have set up around town.” “Dark Horse is proud to continue its partnership with Universal Cable Productions. Our companies have worked together closely with great success. We have some exciting projects in the works and couldn’t be happier about continuing the relationship,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Entertainment.
Mind MGMT, the New York Times best-selling graphic novel from Matt Kindt, will be adapted by Dan Cerone, known for his work on The Blacklist. The series follows a true crime writer who, while searching for the truth behind a mysterious airline flight, discovers a secret government agency of spies with psychic abilities. Henry Lyme, the former top agent, has gone rogue and is working to investigate and dismantle the organization.
Flutter, the award-winning LGBTQ graphic novel series created and written by Jennie Wood with art by Jeff McComsey, is about a teenage shapeshifter who turns herself into a boy to get the straight girl that she has a crush on. Marc Rosen of Sense8 fame is writing the television adaptation along with Katherine Lindberg.