IDW Entertainment is working on a scripted series based on the hit comic miniseries Darkness Visible.
IDWE will develop the series based on the comics created by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David. Darkness Visible, published and released by IDW Publishing, takes place in a world in which demons helped the Allied powers win World War II and humanity has reluctantly agreed to share the world with another sentient race. Detective Daniel Aston is charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides.
David, under the Ideate Media production banner (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), will also serve as executive producer, along with Carey (Girl with All the Gifts) and Cavan Ash (The Infidel, Tormented), Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy (Gerald’s Game, The Haunting of Hill House) and IDWE’s (Locke & Key, Wynonna Earp, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) CEO Ted Adams and President David Ozer.
“All of us at IDW are eager to enter into this amazing creative partnership that brings like-minded creatives together on an amazingly inventive project that really challenges all of our collective talents,” said Ozer. “When you have the best in the business pushing others who are equally talented and imaginative, the expected results are going to be mind-blowing.”
“I am delighted to be working again with my friends at IDW,” added David. “Daniel Aston is a very different sort of detective from Dirk Gently but they have in common: being deeply British, an abiding suspicion of supernatural forces beyond their control, and an unconventional approach to investigation. To have a producer of Trevor Macy’s acuity and track-record on board and to be co-writing with Mike Carey, a comic-book legend and an old-school gentleman, make this a very special team working on a very special project.”
“Darkness Visible was an opportunity to create a supernatural thriller with a razor-sharp political edge,” said Carey. “And it’s only become more topical since Arvind and I first dreamed it up. Now, working with professionals who know and care about story, I’m very excited to bring Darkness Visible to the screen and look forward to working with IDW, Intrepid Pictures and my good friends at Ideate Media.”
Macy commented: “Working creatively with Mike and Arvind has been very compelling, and with the comics, IDW has been crucial in bringing the vision to life. This world is exciting to step into because it’s different than anything on television, and we all look forward to introducing audiences to it.”