Groundswell Productions has scored the rights to Greg Rucka’s Eisner Award-winning fantasy cop comic title “Black Magick” with plans to develop a TV drama series adaptation for cable or streaming services.
The comic follows Rowan Black, a robbery-homicide detective in the fictional port city of Portsmouth. She is also the latest in a long line of witches stretching back for millennia.
Mysterious murders draw Rowan into an investigation where the lines between her two lives continue to erode, where she is left with no choice but to harness her powers to preserve a future for all humanity.
Meanwhile “Captain America” sequels directors Joe and Anthony Russo are teaming with author Rick Remender on a TV series adaptation of his and Miles Feldsott’s comic title “Deadly Class”.
The unlikely coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of late 1980s counter culture which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while navigating a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
The Russo brothers, Feldsott and Adam Targum (“Banshee”) will executive produce with Targum serving as showrunner.