Robert Patino Signs On To Write ‘Nocterra’ Adaptation

by Erik Amaya

As part of a newly announced deal with Netflix, writer and producer Robert Patino has signed on to spearhead an adaptation of Scott Snyder and Tony Daniels‘s Nocterra.

Based on the Image Comics title, the proposed series focuses on Val Riggs, a so-called ‘Ferryman’ who shepherds people and things through a nightmare darkness which turns people into monsters. The series has proved successful with Snyder and Daniels revealing the title had been optioned for television back in September. According to Deadline, Patino will write the pilot and serve as showrunner and an executive producer should Netflix pick up the program. James Wan and his production company, Atomic Monster, is also onboard, as are executive producers Michael Clear and Rob Hackett.

This will not be Patino’s first comic book project. He also ran HBO Max’s upcoming limited series adaptation of DMZ.

Since this is the first project in Patino’s deal with the streamer, it is difficult to say how quickly it will arrive on the service. Indeed, Netflix projects can take a year or several depending on the complexity, interest, or Netflix’s often contradictory whims.

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