The graphic novel, Killadelphia: Sins Of The Father, will be adapted into a TV Series by Levantine Films, the film/TV production company behind the Gurinder Chada-directed Blinded By The Light according to Deadline.
The small-screen right to Killadelphia: Sins of the Father, the best-selling graphic novel series by Rodney Barnes’ and Jason Shawn Alexander’s, was acquired by Levantine after they partnered with Barnes for the television series adaptation will be produced by Levantine and Barnes.
The Image Comics series, which debuted in November of 2019, is done in the crime horror noir style, and tells the story of the death of revered detective James Sangster Sr. which brings his estranged son James Jr., a Baltimore street cop, back home to Philadelphia to bury him. Jr. discovers his father’s journal, which details his last case where a series of mysterious murders possibly supernatural in nature, and he follows the clues, which is a trip down a macabre rabbit hole filled with horror and mystery.
Gurinder Chada, a screenwriter, and producer, whose past credits include the critically acclaimed animated series The Boondocks, Chris Rock’s TV series Everybody Hates Chris, Marvel’s Runaways, Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and Starz’s American Gods. Barnes is currently an executive producer and writer for the HBO Showtime series, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Showtime Lakers during the team’s wild and fast-paced golden years.
The new series’ Eisner Award-nominated artist Jason Shawn Alexander will also co-produce the series. Alexander is best known for his work on Todd McFarlane’s Spawn graphic novel and his own critically acclaimed series Empty Zone. In addition to Killadelphia, Levantine Films last year acquired the feature film rights of the novel A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi.
Levantine Films is also in the process of developing a feature project that Armando Iannucci will direct. There was no date given for the series premiere.
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