“Harry Potter” co-star Rupert Grint is set to topline a currently untitled, comic book-centric NBC drama series which “Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta and “Secrets & Lies” producer Aaron Kaplan are teaming on.
Grint would play Rupert, a low-level New York office drone obsessed with Imperial City, a comic book series his father created before his death. Rupert has spent his whole life believing he owned all nine issues.
But when a mysterious comic book collector reveals the existence of a tenth, he discovers that the world of Imperial City is real, and he is the one person who can save it.
Horta penned the project, inspired by an idea by Kaplan, and it was developed as a vehicle for Grint who is a big comic book fan. The project has received a put pilot commitment by the network.