Mark Waid and Peter Krause‘s Irredeemable is finally on its way to become a television series.
Deadline reports the Boom! Studios comic book and its sequel, Incorruptible, are being adapted by Netflix with The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel taking the helm. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse co-director Kemp Powers is writing while Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter and James Lassiter will serve as producers. The comic centers on Max Damage, a supervillain whose former arch-foe, Plutonian, has gone on a killing spree. Damage must learn the origins of the immensely powerful ex-superhero before his own powers turn on him in the form of a degenerative brain disease. Incorruptible, meanwhile, sees Damage taking on the hero role in response to Plutonian’s continued aggression.
“Peter and I are thrilled to death that a writer and a director we both admire are bringing Irredeemable to life in a faithful and respectful way while inventing their own twists and turns,” Waid said in a statement. “Their unique take on the comic makes it unlike any anti-hero story I’ve ever heard, and I love it.”
As with all newly announced projects, it is unclear when the program will make it to the service, but we’re definitely look forward to this one.