All aboard the Neil Gaiman train! While Starz continues production on Bryan Fuller’s adaptation of the British author’s novel American Gods, another one has ben picked up NBCUniversal’s television production company Universal Cable Productions. The YA fantasy/sci-fi novel that Gaiman co-wrote with Michael Reeves, INTERWORLD, is being developed at the production company, which has seen recent success with shows like Mr. Robot, Psych, and more.
The story focuses on lead character Joey Harker, who has the ability to travel through different dimensions. The caveat is that Joey changes from dimension to dimension — in one he’s older, in another he’s female, and in yet another he’s a different species. It’s a world that has plenty of ripe material to pull for exciting television.
Gaiman and Reeves will executive produce the series, as will Flody Suarez and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.
UCP is also developing the Dark Horse comic The Umbrella Academy, about a dysfunctional superhero family with very odd super powers. They also have The Woods, Bushido, and The Good Neighbors on their slate, showing their commitment to continuing to develop unique, quality content.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor