The Hollywood Reporter
On “The Walking Dead” Steven Yeun is constantly trying to avoid being chewed up by hungry walkers. Now he’s taking a little break from the action and doing a little chewing of his own. Read on to find out what the hell we’re talking about!
THR reports that both Yeun and Felicia Day have signed on to lend their voices to Chew, an animated adaptation of a popular comic from Image Comics. The comics have scooped up various awards, and the book’s trade paperback collections have found their way on the New York Times bestseller charts.
Chew centers on a detective who is a “cibopath,” a person who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, and is set in a world where bird meats are illegal after bird flu killed millions of Americans.
Yeun is voicing the detective, Tony Chu. Day is voicing his love interest, a food critic named Amelia Mintz who is a “saboscrivner,” someone who can write about food so precisely the reader actually feels like they are tasting it.
Jeff Krelitz is directing the project, which has a script by Chew co-creator John Layman. Krelitz is producing with David Boxenbaum via Heavy Metal, the duo’s multimedia company.
The adaptation is being executive produced by Scott Boxenbaum, Layman, and Chew‘s other co-creator, Rob Guillory. It’s being co-executive produced by former BBC executive Dan Tischler.
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