Boom Studios signed a first look deal with Universal a while back and titles have been picked up for TV deals. The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas has been picked up by Universal as well.
The Hollywood Reporter had the story:
Boom! Studios’ popular comic The Woods is heading to television.
Universal Cable Productions has picked up the rights to the sci-fi-horror ongoing comic book series to be adapted for television.
Boom! CEO Ross Richie will exec produce along with the company’s president of development, Stephen Christy. Josh Levy, senior vp television, will co-exec produce.
Created by Batman writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, Woods tells of 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from a preparatory high school in suburban Milwaukee who vanish without a trace … only to re-appear light years away in the primordial forest of another planet.
The Woods was Boom!’s most successful comic of 2014 and is the company’s second most popular comic behind its best-seller Lumberjanes.
Copies of the first issue of The Woods are up for as cheap as $2.99 buy it now. Variants as low as $3.99. This is a low risk gamble.
Most of the series can be picked up here cheap as well, including the second print of #1.
Issue 1 had a print run of 13,916. Oddly, the second print does not appear on Comichron.com in 2014, so the print run could be small on these.