‘The Warded Man’ Novel Being Adapted For Television Series

by Thomas Tuna

A bestselling horror-s/f book series is headed to the small screen.

The Warded Man–the first book in the five-part Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett–is being developed for TV by Electromagnetic Productions, according to a report in Deadline.

The 2008 novel is set in the distant future “when humanity is plagued by terrifying demons that emerge at night with supernatural powers and an all-consuming hatred of people,” according to the synopsis.

These demons are kept at bay by “the ancient and magical art of warding–where locals paint mysterious symbols on houses and posts. With the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, one man takes it further–tattooing his body with the lost battle wards to teach humanity how to fight back from the verge of extinction.”

There is no word at this early stage about casting or production schedules, but the project is being led by executive producer and showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), with J.D. Zeik (Witchblade) on board as screenwriter. The series is produced by Roger Birnbaum and Mark Kimsey.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Warded Man.


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