One to Watch: Brooklyn Animal Control

This is a real weird one. Back in July it was announced that Brooklyn Animal Control from IDW was optioned for a TV show. People, of course went scrambling to find issues of the book. I know I went looking for them. However, none were to be found. The reason was there were none printed.

The comic was digital only.

The book is finally coming to print. Brooklyn Animal Control will be out next Wednesday, 12/9/15. The book could finally be seeing print, and here is the speculation, if there is movement on the show.

From the original announcment back in July 2015:

The drama follows a secret subdivision of the NYPD that serves as social services for the city’s werewolves. The drama will explore the lives of the case officers and the secret, insular werewolf community Kveld-Ulf, who are living deep in the borough. Brooklyn will focus on city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.

Brooklyn will be written and exec produced by comic book creator JT Petty (Spliter Cell), with David S. Goyer (Batman v. Superman, DaVinci’s Demons), Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs (Spare Parts) and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) attached to exec produce alongside IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams. The drama is a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment.

Here is the solicitation for Brooklyn Animal Control.

Brooklyn Animal Control is not your run-of-the-mill social services agency, and the officers assigned to it are not your average caseworkers… they are a breed apart. These street-hardened veterans negotiate a dangerous secret world in the heart of New York City, one inhabited by werewolves that roam the streets by night, and infest the hidden back rooms of the criminal elite in their human alter-egos by day. Which of their forms is more viscous is open to debate… but both are equally deadly!

With a $6.99 price tag Brooklyn Animal Control may not be picked up by all stores and could be under-ordered. It is definitely one to watch.

4 thoughts on “One to Watch: Brooklyn Animal Control”

  1. Yesssss!!! The premise of the book is very interesting..glad they brought it to a physical copy can’t wait to read

  2. There should be a name for these premises that are pitched to television and film as “based on a comic book,” where no comic book exists. As with Cowboys and Aliens once these are produced the creators scramble to get the comic book out.

    1. Cowboys Vs Aliens was a weird one as nothing existed. Brooklyn Animal was digital only. But I digress. It should have said (especially in the case of Cowboys Vs Aliens) based on a potential Graphic Novel (notice the rarely say comic book, like they are still embarrassed by it)

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      1. Oblivion was also based on a “graphic novel” that never existed, and a couple of others that I can’t think of now.

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