So, I can now announce that Strangehaven has been optioned for film and television by IDW Entertainment.
For those that don’t know, an option gives IDWE the exclusive right to develop Strangehaven for television, film, and other media. While this doesn’t make a Strangehaven TV show or movie a certainty, it does make it somewhat more likely. And I know that many of you reading this have been advocating for a Strangehaven adaptation since it was first published in 1995.
IDW Entertainment’s track record includes Wynonna Earp for the SYFY Channel, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America, and Locke & Key for Netflix.
I’m very excited to have the team at IDW Entertainment working towards bringing Strangehaven to the screen and I have no concerns about their commitment to the project; it took ten years for Locke & Key to get made into a Netflix series, including two previous pilot episodes that were both filmed and discarded. Now, Locke & Key has been renewed for a third season!
While most of us will be hoping for a Strangehaven series as successful and long-running as The Walking Dead, there’s also the possibility that it’ll join the graveyard of optioned comics projects that never got made. Although in comics, as you know, being dead isn’t necessarily a permanent condition.
So, there’s not a whole lot else to say at this point but hopefully there will be more exciting news to come in the months (or maybe years) ahead. In the meantime, feel free to spitball casting suggestions on social media. I’ll look forward to reading who you’d have play the key characters in Strangehaven.
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