Dark Horse Comics isn’t your average tights and fights comic book shop. In fact if you find a super hero story from the indie publisher it’s likely to be something different than what you’d expect from Marvel or DC Comics.Dark Horse is probably most known for The Mask and Hellboy. They have brought us some great horror, sci-fi, and even dramatic stories. For years before the comic book movie craze took over our summers great comic book stories have been brought to the big and small screen but more often than not viewers didn’t realize they were experiencing a story that was first created on panels inside a comic book. Some great examples are A History of Violence and Last Man Standing. Dark Horse books are within this same realm of not exactly looking enough like a comic book story for unknowning viewers to realize that yes what they are watching is a comic book adaptation, and that’s a good thing. This is how we break the mold of what a comic book can be.
“Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind bending stories,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development, Universal Cable Productions. “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.”
Now Dark Horse has announced that they have entered into a first look agreement with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is focusing on genre projects including a new TV adaptation of Wes Craven’s film “The People Under the Stairs”, a mini-series adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel “Brave New World”, the USA series “Mr. Robot” and much more. The projects from dark Horse that are already underway at UCP are “Harrow County”, “The Umbrella Academy”, “Back Up”, and “Concrete”. The creators of these comics are working closely with UCP to ensure that their masterful visions are brought to life in the best possible ways.