News Comic Book News News TV | Written by Ed Fortune 13/06/2021

SPAWN Spin-Off In Development

Comic book detectives Sam and Twitch are set to have their own TV series, according to Spawn creator Todd McFarlane.  The comic book creator has teamed up with production house Wiip, who are best known for the crime drama, Mare of East Town.

At the time of writing, a Sam and Twitch series seems a perfect fit for Wiip as they  have recently been acquired by South Korean broadcaster JTBC, who have a strong track record for tightly-budgeted, character focused supernatural dramas.

Condor writers  Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg are currently attached to the project.

The duo  of NYPD detectives known as Sam & Twitch appeared in the first issue of Spawn and have since branched out into their own stories Detective Sam Burke is a brawny and brutal powerhouse, where as Max ‘Twitch’ Williams is agile and cunning. This classic set-up has become a firm fan favourite over the years. The show seems to planning to fill a gap left by shows such as Supernatural. No casting or production schedule has been announced as yet,  but expect to see something late 2022 on one of the many streaming services.

Todd McFarlane told the press; "My two detective characters Sam Burke and “Twitch” Williams appeared in the very first issue of SPAWN #1 back in 1992. Since then, they've become fan favorites and have branched out into their own comic series throughout the years. Their stories, blending traditional crime noir and the supernatural, is a combination that I've always thought would make for an entertaining television drama. The addition of wiip and the creative writing skills of Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg make for a very compelling team that we all hope leads to the entertaining show we know this can be. If you like cool, moody, creepy, odd crime stories, this will be your cup of tea!”