WITCHBLADE Is Being Adapted into a TV Series... Again
Image Comic's Witchblade is once again being adapted as a TV series. It's being produced by Sony Pictures Television and NBC Universal, and CB confirmed that it will air on NBC.
According to the report, the new series will include "a police procedural element that makes sense given the fact that Sara Pezzini, the woman who wears the Witchblade, is a cop in the comics, as well." They go on to describe what we can expect to see in the series saying:
Homicide detective Sara Pezzini is on the hunt for an elusive serial killer. Pezzini must navigate the grisly streets and police politics of San Francisco’s Mission District—until one day the bracelet she has worn her entire life gives her supernatural insight into a crime she’s trying to solve. Her bracelet is the Witchblade, an amulet that has been worn by remarkable women throughout history, and Sara is next in line.
Created in 1995, Witchblade remains one of Image Comics's longest-running series, with almost 200 issues under its belt (plus spinoffs and related titles). The series follows Sara Pezzini, a New York City homicide detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, sentient bracelet which bonds with a female host and provides them with a variety of powers in order to fight supernatural evil.
It'd be awesome if they include The Darkness in it! Witchblade is a badass character, and I'm sure this series will be a lot better than the one that aired on TNT back in the early 2000s. It ran for two seasons before it was canceled, and it's one of those shows that wasn't able to grab my attention.
The pilot was written by executive produced by Caroline Dries (Smallville) and Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries). It's also being produced by Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins from Top Cow. Hopefully they can develop a great show around this character!