FremantleMedia Plans “Astro City” TV Series

FremantleMedia North America (“American Gods”) has acquired the screen rights to Kurt Busiek’s superhero comic book series “Astro City” with plans to develop it as a live-action TV drama series.

The fictional Astro City universe explores the lives of ordinary people in a mid-sized American city and those of the all-too-human superhumans in their midst, and their collective, daily struggle to hold on to hope in the face of world-shaking, life-altering events beyond any single individual’s control.

The part superhero epic, part intimate drama comic spans sixteen standalone yet loosely-connected story arcs and has yet to be exploited for the screen. Busiek and Rick Alexander will pen the pilot episode while Gregory Noveck serves as executive producer of the proposed TV series.

Source: Deadline