Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are bringing their big ideas to the small screen.
The married comic book duo has signed a deal with Universal TV to adapt some of their comic properties for television, as well as create original TV series concepts, an NBCUniversal spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
Among the first batch of titles to get the TV treatment is “Sex Criminals,” Chip Zdarsky and Fraction’s Eisner- and Harvey Award-winning comedy-adventure series about a librarian named Suzie and an actor named Jon who freeze time when they orgasm — a power they use to rob banks.
Other titles slated for TV adaptation have yet to be announced. DeConnick is perhaps best known for her work on Marvel Comics’ “Captain Marvel.” (The character is headed to the big screen in 2018.) More recently, she has written the myth-infused western “Pretty Deadly” with artist Emma Ríos and sci-fi women’s jailbreak story “Bitch Planet” with artist Valentine de Landro.
Fraction is known for his popular run on Marvel’s “Hawkeye,” as well as the creator-owned spy saga “Casanova” with Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, early-days-of-television scandal story “Satellite Sam” with Howard Chaykin and, most recently, the female-led sci-fi Odyssey reworking “ODY-C” with Christian Ward.
Which of Fraction and DeConnick’s independent properties do you want to see made into a TV series? And who should play Jon and Suzie in “Sex Criminals”? Sound off in the comments.
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