Monday, January 8, 2024

Amazon Orders Series Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Criminal'

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Criminal based on the graphic novel created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who are both set to executive produce the series.

The drama will tell the interweaving saga of several generations of families tied together by the crimes and murders of the past.

Brubaker wrote the pilot script and will co-showrun the first season alongside Jordan Harper. They will executive produce with Phillips, Sarah Carbiener and Phillip Barnett. Amazon MGM Studios and Legendary Television will produce.

"Sean and I have been building this world in our books for over a decade, and now to be able to bring it to life for Amazon is just incredible," said Brubaker. "And to have Amazon support the project the way they have, and show so much faith in my and Jordan's vision for the show is even more incredible."

"Criminal is a beloved graphic novel created by the most iconic team in the history of comics," added Nick Pepper, Head of U.S. SVOD wholly owned development, Amazon MGM Studios. "I know our global Prime Video customers will immediately embrace this story, and I look forward to working with Ed, Jordan, and the team to bring it to the screen."