The graphic novel turned television is really trending right now. AMC took Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead from the pages of black and white to becoming the biggest smash hit of AMC’s history. NBC is turning DC’s Wonder Woman into (hopefully) a breakout hit for the network, after the lukewarm reception and flushing of The Cape. Now, it seems yet another network is jumping into the comic book turned live action series with one of the weirdest series to date.
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Every person goes out to eat every know and then, some places are better then others. Now try and finish a meal when every bite you take gives you a psychic vision of that foods complete history whenever you take a bite. It’s the basis of Rob Guillory’s bestselling comic book Chew. Deadline is reporting that television network Showtime has acquired the rights for a small screen adaptation and intends for the show to be a dark comedy. Why not, right?
Here is the official plot synopsis from the graphic novel:
Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It`s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not. Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by ROB GUILLORY.
Written by Ron Hughes and Terri Milbauer, which Showtime will tweak, the pilot episode will be handled by Stephen Hopkins. Besides being the director of the project, Hopkins will also be executive producer for Circle of Confusion, the company behind AMC’s The Walking Dead. Being connected to the hottest undead series of 2010 means that this show is gonna have some big boots to fill, but it looks promising. Hopkins, who also helmed episodes of Tales from the Crypt, isn’t a strange to the film scene, with big screen films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Predator 2, Blown Away, The Ghost and the Darkness, 1998′s Lost in Space, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and The Reaping under his belt. As long as they can stick to the true nature of the Chew series without taking too many liberties and straying away from it’s core content, they should be fine. If not, set the oven and get the forks ready because the goose is already cooked.
Chew, IGN’s pick for “Best Indie Series of 2009,” and MTV Splash Page’s “Best New Series of 2009.” is available in a 246-page Chew: omnivore (which Collects the New York Times’ best seller “Taster’s Choice,” as well as the follow-up story-arc “International Flavor”) and can be purchased on Amazon for $23.09.