"Briggs Land #1" cover by Tula Lotay
Credit: Tula Lotay (Dark Horse Comics)
Credit: Tula Lotay (Dark Horse Comics)

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new ongoing series by Brian Wood called Briggs Land that is already in development as a TV series for AMC. The modern-day story mirrors Wood's previous political work on DMZ and Rebels, and is illustrated by Mack Chater and colorist Lee Loughridge with covers by Tula Lotay.

“AMC and I have been looking for the right thing to work on together for years, and it finally came in the form of Briggs Land, a crime drama set within a rural secessionist community. It’s the culmination of everything I’ve done in my twenty years as a comics creator, bringing socially conscious and politically charged themes to the page, putting some of the more unsettling elements of American culture under scrutiny,” noted Brian Wood. “With AMC I have a much larger canvas to work on, and the ability to design the overall story so the TV show and the comic add to each other.”

Wood serves as a writer and executive producer on the AMC adaptation, joined by A24's John Hodges and Ravi Nandan.

“We have been avid readers and rabid fans of Brian’s work for some time, and we are thrilled to collaborate with him on translating this exciting new property to the screen for AMC, which continues to define itself by championing bold and unique voices," said Hodges and Nandan in a joint statement.

The Briggs Land comic book series is scheduled to debut August 17 from Dark Horse.

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