Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls has begun to road to becoming a television show.
Hivemind announced today that it has won the rights to adapt the Image Comics series for television after a multi-studio bidding war. Described as an “atmospheric thriller colliding rural mystery and urban horror,” the comic book follows a group of seemingly random strangers – a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash – as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend.
The recently established production company, which has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, is the brainchild of long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg and former Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, who called the series “one of the most inventive stories anywhere comics today.” He praised its “psychologically complex and intellectually nuanced cast” and its “stark and terrifying terrain of science fiction and horror.”
“Gideon Falls is a story that is very near to our hearts, and Andrea and I could not be more excited to be partnering with Hivemind to bring the terror, and the story of Fred, Norton and The Black Barn, to an even wider audience,” said Lemire in a statement.
“It’s great to imagine Gideon Falls, and all these characters whom we’ve been working so hard to realize in the graphic novel, now coming to life on TV screens,” added Sorrentino.