DARK HORSE Signs Overall TV Deal, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, CONCRETE & More In Line for Adaptations

"Umbrella Academy #1" cover by Gabriel Ba
Credit: Dark Horse
Credit: Dark Horse Comics

The Hollywood Reporter has news that Dark Horse has signed a multiyear overall deal for television with Universal Cable Productions. The initial projects from this deal are reportedly adaptations of Umbrella Academy, Concrete, Harrow County and an unproduced movie script by Tom Vaughn called Back Up. Dark Horse has a long history in the film and television business, and its series Dark Matter is currently airing on Syfy.

"Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind-bending stories,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of development at UCP. “Their brand has conquered multiple media platforms and boasts iconic books that have attracted the highest level of writers. It’s going to be a wild and imaginative ride.”

Universal Cable Productions is a subsidary of NBCUniversal, developing shows primarily for in-house networks such as USA and Syfy such as Monk, Eureka and Warehouse 13. In the past year, UCP has signed deals for multiple comic book adaptations including Rick Remender's Night Mary, Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, and Five Ghosts by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham.

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