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In a world where dystopian futures and comic book adaptations are both in high demand for Hollywood, it was inevitable that Lazarus would find its way to live action.
According to Rebecca Ford at the Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Television has won the bidding war to bring Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s female-led vision of a bleak, post-economic-collapse world to the small screen. Producer Matt Tolmach, who helmed the Amazing Spider-Man franchise for Sony Pictures, has already been attached to spearhead the development of television version of Lazarus.
The series arrived in 2013 to widespread critical acclaim, both on the strength of Rucka’s compelling script and Lark’s characteristically dark, shadowy style. Rucka has stated in interviews and the book’s own after-matter that the idea for the series emerged out of the near-total economic collapse of 2008, when it seemed possible that decades of wealth consolidation and financial-sector gambling would completely demolish the complex house of cards on which the global economy was built.
Essentially, the series asks “What if the 1% owned EVERYTHING?”
No start date for filming or cast have been announced, but you can be sure that the competition by networks to acquire the extremely popular property will be fierce.