Mark Millar is reuniting with his Huck and Hit-Girl artist Rafael Albuquerque for a new comic book series titled Prodigy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Prodigy centers on Edison Crane, drescribed as "the world's smartest man" who gets tired of being the most successful person in the world and aims for something more.
"His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he's become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can't handle," reads Netflix's description of the series. "A Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500. These are the tales of the world's most exceptional man and this story marks his first published adventure.”
This work-for-hire project is being done for Netflix, with plans to publish the limited series through Image beginning this December. Netflix aims for Prodigy to debut as a comic book, and then be adapted into a Netflix project.
“I wanted to write the smartest thing I’ve ever written and at the same time top any action set-pieces I’ve ever managed in the past and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out,” Millar said. “Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend Rafa Albuquerque is drawing the comic-book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world.”
Prodigy #1 is scheduled to debut December 5. Image, Netflix, nor the creators have specified the length of the series.