Barely a week goes by where we don’t get word on a new comic book property being adapted for the big or small screen, and now we’re hearing that Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer is getting the TV treatment.
Courtesy of The New York Times, Legendary Entertainment has picked up the TV rights to this fan favourite Dark Horse title. Owned by Lemire, Black Hammer was created by Lemire and artist Dean Ormston only a couple of years ago, debuting in 2016.
For those unfamiliar with the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer, the synopsis for the title reads:
The series follows six superheroes who, after having saved the world from a multiversal crisis, are trapped in a small town from which they can't escape.
In the comics, Black Hammer is part of a shared realm that also houses titles such as Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil and Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows, and it appears that this shared universe will also be incorporated into the TV take.
On this news, Legendary TV’s Nick Pepper enthused, “With out development team, one of our big initiatives was to bring in a superhero universe. We were lucky enough that this was available.”
As ever, expect more on Legendary’s Black Hammer as it develops.