Deadline Reports that NBC is looking to develop a TV Series adaptation of DC Comics ‘Red’, based on the Movies of the same name. While Red was originally a limited comic series created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer (Under Dc Comics imprint Homage), it is reported that the hour long series will take inspiration from the film adaptations (which starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louis Parker, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich) instead.
The show will be created by Jon and Erich Hoeber who also wrote the 2010 film adaptation and its 2013 sequel.
The series will be written and executive produced by the Hoeber brothers and will retain the core concept of the films but will be set in a more grounded and authentic world, focusing on the characters’ darkly hilarious struggles to survive civilian life as they simultaneously fight for and against the very organization that threw them out. di Bonaventura and Vahradian are also on board as executive producers.
‘Red’ will become the third DC Comics property to be developed by NBC following ‘Supergirl‘ which premieres this fall and ‘Powerless‘ which has just received a pilot order.