2:30pm PT by Rick Porter
Legendary TV Inks 2 More Comics Creators to Overall Deal
Legendary Entertainment is collecting more comic-book creators to create and adapt content for the company.
A week after signing comics titan Brian K. Vaughan to a three-year overall deal, Legendary's TV division has signed a two-year overall pact with Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly) and Matt Fraction (The Invincible Iron Man, Sex Criminals) via their Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Inc.
"From their brilliantly realized reinventions of established comic book canon to the most unique of original creations, Kelly Sue and Matt are the top of their field," Nick Pepper, president of Legendary TV Studios, said Thursday in a statement. "It is an honor to partner with the Milkfed Criminal Masterminds to bring their work to a wider global audience."
Added DeConnick and Fraction, "We are thrilled to have a new home for Milkfed with our friends at Legendary, who have assured us we can crash on their couches for as long as we want, which is really cool."
Under the deal, DeConnick and Fraction will adapt several of their creator-owned comics as TV projects. They also will work together to create and develop original material for traditional and non-traditional platforms. The duo is repped by Rothman Brecher and Katz Golden.
Legendary TV produces Lost in Space, which is prepping a second season for Netflix and is at work on a Pacific Rim anime series for Netflix and the fantasy noir drama Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, for Amazon.