Amazon Developing Horror Comic ‘Wytches’ Into Animated Series

by Thomas Tuna

Every town has its secrets.

Wytches–an Image Comics horror series–will get a small-screen animated adaptation from Amazon Studios, according to a report in Variety.

The six-issue series–that ran from 2014-2015–was created by the writer-artist team of Scott Snyder and Jock, who will now serve as executive producers of the Amazon show. No release window for the series has been announced.

The comics follow 17-year-old Sailor Rooks, whose family moves to a remote New England town after a tragic accident, “only to discover that a burrow of monsters–ancient creatures that prey on our darkest fears and desires–lurks beneath the town,” according to the synopsis.

Snyder called Wytches his “most personal work. It’s all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things–literally and figuratively. I love this show as much as the books. The animation brings Jock’s art to life, and the episodic format expands the world, taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places.”

Melissa Wolfe, head of animation for Amazon, said the new show “fuses nail-biting horror and evocative drama, while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on this adaptation of Wytches.


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