The best-selling series is headed for the small screen

Director James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company are joining forces with Hivemind on an upcoming television adaptation of the best-selling Image Comics series, Gideon Falls, from creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.

Winner of “Best New Series” at the 2019 Eisner Awards, the Image Comics series is a thriller which sees the worlds of rural mystery and urban horror collide. Following an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers – an uncompromising female sheriff, a washed-up Catholic priest, and a young recluse who’s obsessed with unravelling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash – as they are drawn into a mystery that’s connected to a long-forgotten local legend.

Wan will executive producer the hour-long horror drama with Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear, Hivemind’s Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg and Dinesh Shamdasani, as well as original series creators Lemire and Sorrentino.

Sorrentino and Lemire said in a statement, “We are very excited about James Wan and Atomic Monster joining the Gideon Falls team. James’ creative vision will be a wonderful fit for the world of Gideon Falls and to help adapt the series to television in a truly unique and exciting way.”

Said Hivemind co-founders Kathy Lingg, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Jason Brown, “To have a filmmaker of James Wan’s calibre, talent, and vision contributing to the atmospheric and terrifying world that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have created with Gideon Falls is nothing short of incredible. This is a high-powered and formidable combination for one of the most acclaimed comic series of the decade, and James and his colleagues at Atomic Monster – Michael Clear and Rob Hackett – are the perfect partners to help bring our adaptation to life. Fans of Gideon Falls, rest assured: We have some incredible surprises yet in store.”

More on Wan’s Gideon Falls adaptation when we have it.

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