Deadline Reports “Wyrd” Picked Up for FX

Coming a few days after all the Disney news coming out of the Disney Investor Call, FX has picked up Wyrd for a show according to Deadline is reporting that Wyrd from Dark Horse Comics has been picked up for a show. Copies of Wyrd #1 are available cheap on eBay at the moment

The story, a Deadline Exclusive, can be seen below.

Emmy-winning The Americans star Matthew Rhys is returning to FX as the lead and executive producer of Wyrd, a drama inspired by the Dark Horse comic. The project hails from Sheldon Turner (Up In the Air), Vendetta Prods., FX Prods. and 20th Television.

Written by Turner, Wyrd is the story of the ultimate immigrant, an extraterrestrial in exile. It centers on Wyrd (Rhys) who was sent to earth in an attempt to better understand humanity. When his people don’t come back for him, he’s forced to assimilate – all while investigating paranormal activity and searching for a way home.

Rhys executive produces alongside his The Americans co-star and wife Keri Russell. Turner and Jennifer Klein executive produce via their Vendetta Productions Dark Horse also executive produces.

The four-issue Wyrd book series, created by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso, was launched in 2019. Described by Dark Horse  as “James Bond meets The X-Files,” it follows Pitor Wyrd, a seemingly invincible, never-aging private detective who is all too happy to help out with matters out of the ordinary… for the right cost.

Rhys won a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his role as Philip Jennings on FX’s acclaimed Cold War drama The Americans. Rhys recently played the title character in HBO’s Perry Mason limited series reboot and also starred opposite Tom Hanks in the feature A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood. He is repped by United Agents and Anonymous Content.

Wyrd was developed as part of Vendetta’s overall deal at 20th TV. Turner and Klein recently signed a first-look television development and production deal with A+E Studios. Vendetta Productions is currently developing The Star Chamber for Amazon, a dramatic thriller inspired by the 1983 Michael Douglas film of the same name. Turner’s feature credits include Up in the Air, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, X-Men: First Class, and Straight Outta Compton.

11 thoughts on “Deadline Reports “Wyrd” Picked Up for FX”

  1. The window of opportunity is about 10 seconds after KC pushes an alert out.
    Often times, the opportunity is gone even before KC pushes out an alert (funny how that can happen).

    It’s amazing, truly amazing, that folks literally don’t leave their phone from their hip for 1 second anymore.

    1. Sadly I didn’t get it from Key Collector as I don’t have a subscription. You can set up RSS feeds and get the same alerts they get and use for their stuff. I always mention the source of the news though. Many times it is Deadline that has the exclusives or breaks the news. Takes longer to write up a post than just sending out an alert.

  2. possible gamble here in that this show has very very good pedigree of award-winning talent involved, if they create something special this book could be worth a lot more later…

  3. The premise seems interesting though the comparison doesn’t fit. An extraterrestrial exiled/stuck in earth, who doesn’t age investigates paranormal happenings. Sounds great though idk how that translates to the James Bond/X-Files comparison is a bit baffling.

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