Hit Image Comics Series GIDEON FALLS Heads to TV
No this isn’t a live-action spin-off of Gravity Falls starring Lil’ Gideon. Too bad. No, this news regards the hit Image Comics comic book series Gideon Falls heading to TV. Hivemind recently announced that it won an intense multi-studio bidding war and acquired the rights to bring the comic to television.
“Gideon Falls is psychological horror told with a deeply humanistic touch, a story about imperfect people who confront their own demons—imagined and supernatural alike,” said Hivemind Co-President Jason Brown. “It is this kind of expertly fashioned, character-focused genre storytelling that inspired us to form Hivemind, and it is our mission to collaborate with world-class authors, artists, and rights holders like Jeff and Andrea to bring their stories to the screen in an authentic way.”
An atmospheric thriller colliding rural mystery and urban horror, the series follows an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers—a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash—as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend.
“Gideon Falls is a story that is very near to our hearts, and Andrea and I could not be more excited to be partnering with Hivemind to bring the terror, and the story of Fred, Norton, and The Black Barn, to an even wider audience,” said series co-creator and writer Jeff Lemire.
Hivemind will develop the series as an hour-long horror drama in partnership with co-creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. Hivemind’s Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg, and Dinesh Shamdasani will executive produce the series alongside co-creators Lemire and Sorrentino.
“It’s great to imagine Gideon Falls, and all these characters whom we’ve been working so hard to realize in the graphic novel, now coming to life on TV screens,” added series co-creator and artist Andrea Sorrentino.
Gideon Falls will also notably re-team Lemire with producer Dinesh Shamdasani, who joins Hivemind as Co-President.
“Gideon Falls is one of the most inventive stories anywhere in comics today, colliding a psychologically complex and intellectually nuanced cast against a stark and terrifying terrain of science fiction and horror,” said Shamdasani. “It’s no surprise that it comes from the brilliant minds of two of the most talented creators in the comics medium—Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—or that it sparked a massive multi-studio bidding war.”
Hivemind’s next feature film will be Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with producer/co-writer Guillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal, which begins production this summer.