It looks like the market for The Wicked + The Divine may be about to skyrocket.
Deadline is reporting that Milkfed Entertainment, the recently-launched multimedia company headed by Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, has reached an agreement with Universal Television to adapt Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s independent comic book series for television. This marks the second announced property from Milkfed, the first being Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals, also being developed by Universal.
While sales on the book have recently plateaued, The Wicked + The Divine has received widespread critical acclaim, even earning it’s creative team multiple Eisner nominations in this year’s field. The series has settled in just over the 20,000 copies-per-month mark per the latest sales figures, but those are likely to see a significant boost with the announcement of the television show.
Creator Jamie McKelvie confirmed the news on Twitter after the official Universal announcement.
Been sitting on that one for a while. Hey! Cool! And so happy to be working with Matt and @kellysue.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) May 30, 2015
It is still very early in the process, no production team, network, or creative staff have been announced for the project, but this announcement is sure to boost flagging sales on the book for publisher Image Comics.
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