John Barrowman Develops “49th Key”

“Arrow” and “Torchwood” actor John Barrowman is developing an event mini-series adaptation of “The 49th Key,” Erika Lewis’ story from a recent issue of fantasy comic magazine Heavy Metal .

The story is based on the 16th century legend of Enochian magic, which tells of a secret language of angels, and is the first chapter in an expansive serialized fantasy series.

It follows a rogue archeologist and a young mute autistic boy on a treacherous journey through England. The boy is the key to a gateway between our world and that of a magical society that exists below the Earth’s surface.

Barrowman will executive produce and star while Jeff Krelitz and David Boxenbaum will also executive produce.

Source: Heat Vision