Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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The old saying goes "there can never be enough vampires." It may be old only because vampires are so old and they're just so darn popular these days. IDW Entertainment wants in on the action, partnering with Entertainment One Television to develop V-Wars as the first series project under the recently announced first-look co-production agreement. Tim Schlattman will write the pilot, as well as serve as an executive producer on the series. Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, John Morayniss and Benedict Carver from eOne Television and David Alpert andRick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion will also executive produce.
“This is a story that takes everything the audience thinks they know about vampires and throws it out the window. They're not the undead. They’re us.” said Schlattman.
V-Wars is being developed as direct-to-series and is based on the acclaimed IDW Publishing property written by New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award®-winning author Jonathan Maberry. It's set in a world transformed by a catastrophic environmental event that releases a millennial-old virus that once triggered, affects individuals differently depending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as their cultures and a response from those unaffected humans like never seen before.
“V-Wars is the perfect project to kick off our partnership with IDW Entertainment, and lays the groundwork for a slate of ambitious projects to come,” said Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, eOne Television. “We are thrilled to have attracted such a huge talent as Tim to bring this gritty post-apocalyptic world to life.”
Full press release below.