Live-Action VELVET TV Series To Lead New Channel

Credit: Steve Epting (Image Comics)
Credit: Steve Epting (Image Comics)

A live-action television series based on Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Velvet is in development as the flagship original drama of the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kyle Killen is adapting the Image Comics' series, as well as acting as executive producing alongside Anonymous Content's Keith Redmon and Steve Golin. Brubaker is listed as an executive producer, with Epting as a producer.

"It's in the world of Wonder Woman and cast right and with the right pedigree? It's a big idea and we think Kyle is great," said Paramount Network president Kevin Kay.

Velvet is my attempt to do a more straight version of a spy comic book,” Brubaker told Newsarama in 2013 when the series was launched. “I’m finding a way to bring a more realistic, Tinker Tailor Solder Spy element to comics, along with that kind of over-the-top spy action thriller. I thought Velvet would be a good way for Steve and I to take the things people liked about our Captain America run but do it without superheroes to appeal to fans.”

Spike TV is being rebranded as the Paramount Network effective January 18.

No release date for Velvet was given.

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