It was just announced that IDW Entertainment and Entertainment One Television will be devloping a television series based on the V-Wars, the vampire antholoy edited by Jonathan Maberry that also spawned a related graphic novel series (written by Maberry and others).
The pilot is being written by Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville), who will also server as executive producer on the series. It’s being pitched as a new take on vampires.
V-Wars puts a new spin on the vampires by grounding the premise on a millennial-old virus that affects different people in different ways, based on their DNA. This leads to vampires that are as diverse as humanity.
Maberry, who is quoted as saying “V-Wars is a head-on collision of real-world science, terrorism, special forces action, ethics, politics and an exploration of what defines us as human,” is also the author of the popular Joe Ledger series, which re-invented the zombie novel as a taut thriller with Patient Zero.
In the meantime, a second anthology of V-Wars (V Wars: Blood and Fire) is scheduled for release this July and features stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Corriea, Joe McKinney, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, and Jonathan Maberry.
[via Keith R.A. DeCandido]