Showtime is developing The Damned into a supernatural series. THR reports that the network has a modern take planned on the comic book from writer Cullen Bunn and illustrator Brian Hurtt from Oni Press. The series revolves around "Eddie, a cursed man who rises from the dead." The original comics take place in Chicago during the prohibition era and revolve around demonic gang bosses, but the series will be a modern take.
The projecct will be written by David Hayter (X-Men and Watchmen) along with Warren Littlefield. Oni Press’ sibling company Closed on Mondays Entertainment’s Eric Gitter and Hayter are serving as executive producers. Joe Nozemack and Andy Bourne will also produce.
Showtime recently ordered pilots for three new projects: "a one-hour drama Masters of Sex; a docu-comedy from Andrew Gurland; and a family drama called Ray Donovan. Showtime also is developing Chew, a half-hour comedy based on the comic series by John Layman and Bob Gillory revolving around a cop who is able to solve crimes by taking a bite out of victims. Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer will adapt the comics for Showtime."
This sounds like a really cool concept. I would be fine with seeing it during prohibition era, but I guess it makes sense to not have two competing shows since HBO has Boardwalk Empire. This type of series is perfect for Showtime or HBO, so I am happy to see it being made. What are your thoughts?