Marvel Comics writer and “Jessica Jones” co-creator Brian Michael Bendis has revealed that a TV series adaptation of his 2010 comic “Scarlet” is currently in development at HBO.
Bendis made the announcement during the ATX Television Festival in Austin today, saying: “I do a book called Scarlet which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television. Not announced yet, but HBO… the team around it… will be announce as soon as all are on the same page.”
The comic follows a rebellious young Portland woman named Scarlet Rue who ends up sparking a second American revolution. Drawing comparisons to “The Punisher” in tone, the series is known for confrontational politics and intense violence.