MIMIC TV Series May Begin Shooting in the New Year

Resident Evil and Monster Hunter director Paul W.S. Anderson is developing a TV series based on Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic with Mira Sorvino. And today, Anderson confirmed the show is still in development and hopes to start shooting next year.

Anderson tells ComicBook.com: “There’s definitely progress on Mimic. Because it’s in the development stage and development is built for Zoom calls and everyone staying home and talking. So I think hopefully there’ll be progress to actually getting that in front of a camera next year.”

Based on a short story by Donald A. Wollheim, it begins when a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City. Enter evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates. They rig up a species of “Judas” bugs and introduce them into the environment. The bugs will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good … until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey — humans.

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Anderson will serve as the executive producer of the series. He will also direct the pilot. Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is the New Black) will serve as the showrunner. Del Toro isn’t involved in the new series. And there isn’t a network or streaming service attached yet. But we’ll pass along further updates as we hear them.

Stay tuned.

Rated R for terror violence and for language, the original film sports a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Mimic finds director Guillermo del Toro struggling to inject his unique sensibilities into a studio picture – and delivering just enough genre thrills to recommend.

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