Brian Michael Bendis’ ‘Scarlet’ Developing Into Series For Cinemax

Jun 15, 2016

Deadline reports that Brian Michael Bendis has announced development on a television series based on his violent comic book Scarlet at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. The site revealing that HBO’s sibling Cinemax will be where the series will be landing.

Speaking about his ongoing comics work, Bendis said “I do a book called Scarletwhich is soon to be announced also in our universe of television. Not announced yet, but HBO.” Bendis was careful to add that the project is “at the earliest stage,” but that “the team around it…will be announced as soon as all are on the same page.”

The series is about a young woman named Scarlet Rue from Portland who rebels against a corrupt society and ends up starting a new American revolution in the process. The series often breaks the fourth wall in that the protagonist talks to the reader of the comic.

The comic is apart Marvel imprint Icon Comics, which has given us some interesting gritty material over the years including a string of Mark Millar projects such as Kick-Ass, The Secret Service (Kingsman), and Superior, all getting the feature film adaptation.

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Bendis’ own Powers also at Icon has already been given the TV series treatment, along with Marvel run of Jessica Jones developed for the Netflix series.

Cinemax is most notable for series like Strike Back, The Knick and Banshee.


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