Picture Comics’ Prison to Be Tailored for TV by Prime Video

Cover art for Image Comics' Criminal #6.

Picture: Sean Phillips/Picture Comics

Proper now, Prime Video is on a fairly good streak with adapting numerous properties to TV. Between Important Position, Jack Reacher, and Invincible, plus its numerous authentic collection, the streamer is sweet about discovering one thing for a selected area of interest.

Per Deadline, Prime Video is at the moment finalizing plans to adapt Picture Comics’ crime collection Prison. Written by Ed Brubaker (Batman, Uncanny X-Males) and drawn by Sean Phillips (Hellblazer, Kill or Be Killed), the collection already has Brubaker tapped as an government producer and showrunner, and a writers room is reportedly already going. The comics author has been part of the TV world for years, and most lately was the manager producer and head author for HBO Max’s Batman: Caped Crusader, which is at the moment being shopped round to different streamers.

Launched in 2006, Prison has beforehand been described by Brubaker as “the interweaving saga of a number of generations of households tied collectively by the crimes and murders of the previous.” Every story arc is self-contained and focuses on a special set of characters dwelling in Heart Metropolis, all of whom frequent the identical bar and have related upbringings within the crime world. The e-book was initially a part of Marvel Comics’ Icon imprint earlier than being republished by Picture in 2019, and its final situation launched again in 2020. Brubaker and Phillips have been longtime collaborators for years, having created fellow Picture books Kill or Be Killed, Fatale, and The Fade in the course of the 2010s.

At time of writing, Amazon hasn’t confirmed Deadline’s report, however Brubaker has a historical past with the streamer, having government produced and written for its 2019 collection Too Previous to Die Younger with Nicholas Winding Refn. That, and two of Prime Video’s larger collection in the intervening time, The Boys and Invincible, are based mostly on indie comics. It looks like one thing within the streamer’s wheelhouse, so we should always hear official affirmation in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future.

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