Showtime, Circle Adapting Comic “Chew”

Circle of Confusion, the company behind AMC’s hit series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic “The Walking Dead”, is set to adapt another graphic novel series.

Deadline reports that the company will produce an adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s “Chew”, described as a quirky half-hour cop show. Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer (“Eureka”) penned the script which Showtime has bought and will tweak.

The story follows federal agent Tony Chu, a “cibopath” who gets psychic impression from the things he eats, who is assigned to the most usual and bizarre crimes.

Stephen Hopkins is attached to direct and executive produce, Hopkins directed the pilots for Showtime’s “Californication,” “Shameless” and “House of Lies”.

The project marks the third comic adaptation for Circle after ‘Dead’ and the “Powers” comic adaptation at FX.