Eve Stranger TV Series in the Works From BBC Studios

Eve Stranger is headed to the small screen.

According to Deadline, BBC Studios is developing a television adaptation of Eve Stranger, the comic book limited series created by David Barnett and Philip Bond. The show will be produced by BBC Studios' Drama Productions unit, with writer Veronica Gleeson (Sixteen) attached to adapt. Former IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall is attached as an executive producer, with Matthew Bouch (Being Human) producing. No broadcaster is currently attached.

Bouch described Barnett and Bond's comic as a "mind-bending journey, a wild mix of complex characters and comic book verve taking us on an action-adventure ride that dazzles even as it deepens in psychological richness." He went on to call the upcoming TV adaptation "a key title in BBC Studios' push to create unique, bold stories for the international market."

"I could not think of better hands in which to put an adaptation of Eve Stranger than BBC Studios’ Drama Production department," Barnett himself added. "They totally get what Philip and I were doing with the Eve Stranger comics and I simply cannot wait to see how the high-octane thrills, quirky humor and sheer non-stop adventure is translated to television."

Eve Stranger ran as a five-issue limited series from May 2019 to March 2020. A trade paperback edition was released in July 2020. The series was written by Barnett, illustrated by Philip Bond and Liz Prince, colored by Eva de la Cruz and lettered by Jane Heir. It was published by Black Crown, the now-defunct imprint of IDW Publishing curated by former Vertigo Comics editor Shelly Bond. Eve Stranger was one of Black Crown's core titles, being published such comics as Assassinistas, Euthanauts, Femme Magnifique, Kid Lobotomy, Punks Not Dead and more.

The comic tells the story of Eve, whom Philip Bond describes an "anmnesiac for hire" and "the ultimate in discretion." "For the right price she can be your babysitter or personal shopper, your scuba treasure hunter or space station saboteur," the artist said when the comic was first announced back in early 2019. At the time, Shelly Bond went on to discuss Eve Stranger's "exotic locales, high-octane thrills, doomed romance and jetpacks," calling the comic a "smart, spectacular action/adventure series for the jet set."

Source: Deadline

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