Warren Ellis ‘Injection’ Optioned as TV series by Universal Cable

Warren Ellis’ series Injection has been optioned for a TV show by Universal Cable Productions. The comic series first appeared in Injection #1 (available on eBay). There were several exclusives for the book including a Big Bang Exclusive (available on eBay), a Books a Million Variant (available on eBay), a Four Color Grail Variant (available on eBay), a regular and a B variant. The first preview was in Image Comics Preview 2015 (January) (available on eBay)

From The Hollywood Reporter

Universal Cable Productions is looking to bring Warren Ellis’ latest comic series to the small screen.

The cable-focused studio has optioned Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire’s comic series Injection for television. The Image Comics title was first published in 2015 and revolves around a group of five highly specialized individuals who are brought together by the British government to hypothesize about the future of human culture. After discovering the results, the group decides to act on it by creating an unusual artificial intelligence using a combination of technology and shamanistic magic, which makes its way into our world.

Ellis created the ongoing comic, with Shalvey and Bellaire illustrating the series. The trio previously collaborated on Ellis’ Moon Knight run for Marvel. Should Injection move to series, it would become the latest small-screen foray for Ellis following Netflix’s Castlevania. Ellis also authored graphic novels Transmetropolitian, Trees, Planetary, Gun Machine, Crooked Little Vein and Normal, among others. Injection is his latest collaboration with UCP, following El Pantera, which was in development at the studio.

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6 Responses to Warren Ellis ‘Injection’ Optioned as TV series by Universal Cable

  1. David Bitterbaum says:

    It’s a good series and each arc so far has easily read in a way that they could all be turned into individual seasons of a show.

    • Killerwit says:

      Totally. Though there are large gaps of time between arcs, a new issue of Injection is always welcomed by me with excitement. Ellis’ terseness and Shalvey’s angular visions offer fine synergy.

  2. Alana says:

    Sent over Weekend Specs Anthony should have a toy article too from Monday or so.

  3. stallguy says:

    You guys should create a new ongoing post series about optioned books that are now lining the kids hamster cage. I know I have stacks of ‘optioned’ books that did nothing. Letter 44 anyone….

    • Anthony says:

      Optioned does not mean it will get made. And getting made doesn’t mean it will be good. We just report what is going on. Letter 44 was an awesome series (and the first issue was only $1) so I hope you didn’t spend too much on it. I know I sold multiple copies of it when it was optioned.

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