While the 1997 live action “Spawn” film was widely derided, the critics were much happier with the far darker and more adult HBO animated series based on Todd McFarlane’s creation. Running for three seasons, and winning an Emmy for one, the series was famous for being a very faithful adaptation of the comic and containing very adult subject matter with violence, sex and buckets of blood.
McFarlane has often teased the revival of “Spawn” in one form or another over the years, and this week used his Facebook page to tease a new animated “Spawn” project in the works. McFarlane posted three pieces of concept art from the project, most notably the character designs for the NYPD homicide detectives, Sam Burke and Maximilian “Twitch” Williams. Here’s a copy of his posting:
“For ALL of you that have been asking…here’s a SNEAK PEEK at some NEW SPAWN ANIMATION that is in the works!!!!!! Don’t tell anyone I showed you because you’re the FIRST to see it!!!!!!
At every convention and in every interview I do I am asked a couple of repetitive questions: “When is the new Spawn movie coming and when are we going to see more Animation like we did on HBO years ago?” (I also get a lot of ‘when are you going to draw The Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel again?’…)
For those of you that don’t know, the original Spawn Animation was aired on HBO for three years and won a couple of Emmy Awards. Ever since it went off the air, fans have been bugging me to bring it back. Well, for your eyes only, here are some early images of a few key characters and a rough of a city street in black and white and in color.
If you all seem interested there is LOTS and LOTS more I can show you!!!!!! I may even put up some of the voice tracks for you.
Oh…and just wait until you see SPAWN himself!”