NBC has begun development of the drama series “Blacksmith” based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman.
The story is centered on Alex Malloy, known in the intelligence community for building high-tech weapons for U.S. government agencies. When he discovers some of the files containing his weapon designs have fallen into the wrong hands, he sets off on a journey to recover the files before his weapons are used for harm.
Jeff Wadlow (“Truth or Dare,” “Kick-Ass 2,”) will executive produce the feature through Universal TV, Kickstart and Studio71. Michael Schreiber, Jason Netter, Jon Shestack, Jeremy Stein, Bob Sobhani and Samantha Shear will also executive produce.
Wadlow is next set to direct the “Fantasy Island” film adaptation for Blumhouse and Sony Pictures.