Image Comics Killadelphia has been optioned for TV.
Now this is an interesting one because an official announcement has not been made. However, I had a chance to talk to Rodney Barnes, the writer of Killadelphia, and who has written and produced The Boondocks, My Wife and Kids, Everybody Hates Chris, Those Who Can’t, Marvel’s Runaways, Starz “American Gods,” and is currently Co-Executive Producer on Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Based on his resume, he is no stranger to TV.
Rodney, who is from Annapolis Maryland, was at a signing back in his home town on December 18th. While chatting about horror movies, an interest we both share, as well as shared fondness for the TV shows Kolchak the Night Stalker and X-Files (both Kolchak and Mulder and Scully will appear in issue 5 in the background), Rodney let out some pretty key information.
First up, it was mentioned that Killadelphia has been optioned for TV. Also, Rodney is currently working on the script. Like I mentioned earlier, no official announcement has come, but Rodney was very forthcoming with the information.
The characters and concepts first appear in Killadelphia #1 (there are copies on eBay for less than cover) (also available on TFAW and Mycomicshop.com for cover or less.) Interestingly, issue #1 came out on 11/27/19, however, there was the Local Comic Shop Day Variant which was released on LCSD, 11/23/19, four days before the release of the regular cover. There is also the 1:25 Mattina Black Friday Variant which still fetches decent money.