Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Amazon Orders Animated Series Adaptation of Comic 'Wytches' Created by Scott Snyder and Jock

Amazon has today given a series order to an animated adaptation of the comic book series Wytches created by Scott Snyder and Jock. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The series will follow 17-year-old Sailor Rooks, whose family moves to a remote New England town after a tragic accident, only to discover that a burrow of monsters - ancient creatures that prey on our darkest fears and desires - lurks beneath the town.

Snyder and Jock will executive produce with Kevin Kolde. Amazon Studios, Plan B Entertainment and Project 51 Productions will produce. Wytches is a six-issue comic book limited series, with the first issue having been released in October 2014.

"Driven by the pairing of Scott and Jock along with our partners at Plan B and Project 51 Productions, Wytches fuses nail biting horror and evocative drama while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches," said Melissa Wolfe, Head of Animation, Amazon Studios. "Given the haunting and intimate nature of Scott and Jock's well regarded comic series, we are looking forward to delivering their creative vision to our global audience and expanding our growing roster of animated series."

"Wytches is possibly my most personal work," added Snyder. "It's all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things, both literally and figuratively. I've been intimately involved with this animated series from the start, and I can honestly say that I love this show as much as the book, if not more. The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life, and the episodic format expands the world of Wytches, taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places. Jock and I are deeply grateful to Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios for believing in Wytches and giving us a chance to make this show dark, personal, twisted, and very special."