IDW Launches TV Division

THR is reporting that IDW, which publishes more than 300 original properties, has launched IDW Entertainment in an effort to fund and develop new television properties based on its massive catalog.


Circle of Confusion, the shingle that executive produces AMC’s The Walking Dead and creator Robert Kirkman’s upcoming TV adaptation of comic Outcast, will oversee packaging and creative development of the division and will executive produce the company’s projects under Rick Jacobs.


Initial titles under consideration include Life Undead, from co-EP Chris Pollack with showrunner Paul Zbyszewsi (Agents of SHIELD, Lost), who penned the comic book attached; Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the dark comic from writer-director J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell) and artists Stephen Thompson; V Wars, which is edited by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry. For its part, IDW Entertainment is already in talks with a network to bring V Wars to the screen.

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