IDW & George Lopez Developing Ben Templesmith's WORMWOOD As Animated Series
The newly-launched IDW Entertainment, charged with developing IDW comic book properties for television, has announced a deal with comedian George Lopez and his Travieso production company to develop Ben Templesmith's Wormwood as an animated TV series.
According to Deadline, David M. Stern (The Simpsons) will write the pilot episode and serve as the series' executive producer. Circle of Confusion will also reportedly executive produce under its deal to oversee packaging and creative development for IDW Entertainment, who will fund development of the series. Templesmith will serve as a creative consultant.
The series will reportedly be shopped to networks soon.
"Blending horror and humor, Wormwood follows the paranormal and obscene adventures of an inter-dimensional worm with the ability to animate corpses as host bodies," reads an announcement.
“George Lopez is a comic genius and Ben’s graphic novels are epic horror comedy. Building this universe is going to be like a dream. Or maybe more like a super fun nightmare” said David M Stern in the press release.
Added Lopez, “It’s not often I can produce a series about an inter-dimensional worm.”