MTV Plans “Freaks of the Heartland” Series

MTV has begun development of the dark fairy tale drama series “Freaks of the Heartland” based on the Steve Niles-penned Dark Horse Comics title.

Written by Geoff Davey and Peter Sattler (“Camp X-Ray”), the story is set in a rural town harboring a terrible secret – Trevor’s family had been hiding his deformed little brother Will in the barn.

When the local sheriff discovers Will and kills their father in the subsequent struggle, the boys go on the run, framed for the murder, and uncover that Will isn’t the only freak born to families in this town.

David Gordon Green is attached to produce and direct while Niles, Mike Richardson & Keith Goldberg will executive produce.

Source: Deadline