Report: ELLIS & HAMNER's RED In Development as NBC TV Series

"Red #1" cover by Cully Hamner
Credit: Cully Hamner (DC Comics)
Credit: Summit Entertainment

Deadline reports that the comic book-turned-film franchise Red is in development as an hourlong TV series with NBC. The series, created in 2003 by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, was adapted into two hit movies in 2010 and 2013. Those two films' screenwriters, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, are also producing the NBC itteration, alongwith Lorenzo di Bonaventura and and Mark Vahradian.

The Red television series will reportedly retain the core concept of the ensemble film series, but according to the Hollywood trade will be "more grounded and authentic".

The Hoebers are reportedly writing the Red pilot, but no estimation is given on a release date or casting.

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