Now that Syfy’s Happy! is a bonafide success, Grant Morrison’s is entering into an overall production deal with Universal Cable Productions, the company producing Happy! And his first project for UCP will take him to something very familiar: The Invisibles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrison will adapt his late 1990s comic book series for television. No network is yet attached, but considering the amicable situation between Syfy, UCP and Morrison, it may quickly pick the project up. The company is targeting a 2020 premiere date.
The comic book, by Morrison and artists as varied as Frank Quitely, Phil Jimenez, Jill Thompson and others, told the tale of a cell of freedom fighters looking to give everyone the world they want — even the bad guys! With its mix of chaos magic, pop culture references and Gnosticism, The Invisibles was the book the hippest kid at school was reading back in the 1990s. But as it was a difficult tome with prolonged adventures with the Marquis De Sade, no one ever considered it the next big film or television project. Now, many years after Dane announced our sentence was up, television may be the best place for The Invisibles to live again.
THR also reports Morrison’s overall deal with UCP will see him create more series for television and streaming outlets, so maybe we’ll hear about an adaptation of The Filth before too long.