One of Ed Brubaker’s comics is set to become the Paramount Network’s first comic book based original drama.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lone Star creator Kyle Killen will develop Velvet for the rebranded Spike TV. Based on the Image comic book from Brubaker and artist Steve Epting, it tells the tale of Velvet Templeton. Despite appearing to be the even-keeled personal secretary to a British intelligence agency’s director, she is in fact the deadliest operative in the world. And when the agency best agent turns up dead, she becomes the prime suspect.
The series began in 2013 and continues on an irregular basis with three collected volumes published thus far.
“It’s a big idea and we think Kyle is great,” Paramount Network president Kevin Kay told the site.
The Paramount Network will launch in January, taking the place of Spike TV in your cable subscription plan. The new version of the channel intends to introduce a number of original series; including Spike’s last program Waco, the Heathers television adaptation, American Woman and Yellowstone.
It is currently unclear how quickly the series will make it to air, but likely no sooner than 2019.