Eve Stranger, the comic-book sequence created by author David Barnett (Punks Not Useless) and illustrated by Philip Bond (Deadline), has been optioned by BBC Studios for tv sequence improvement.
Eve Stranger is the story of the enigmatic Eve, who has limitless funds, a jet-set life-style, and extraordinary talents… in addition to a rising suspicion that she’s working for the unhealthy guys. Meet Eve Stranger, amnesiac for rent.
Launched as a miniseries in 2019, it was one of many core titles of comic-book editor Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint. Chris Ryall, former IDW Chief Inventive Officer and present co-founder of Syzygy Publishing, will function an Government Producer on BBC Studios’ Eve Stranger.
“What David and Philip created beneath Shelly Bond’s auspices is a personality for the ages,” stated Chris Ryall. “Eve is a black-ops motion hero able to wonderful feats however incapable of remembering final week. Each job, Eve wakes up with a brand new project and a bloodstream crammed with nanobombs that may solely be suppressed by the contents of a mind-erasing syringe… and after her misadventures with big gorillas, excessive assassins, and different unsavoury varieties, she has discovered the proper associate in BBC Studios, and so have we. I can’t wait to see Eve’s adventures come to life and have interaction viewers like they did readers.”
Author David Barnett added, “I couldn’t consider higher palms by which to place an adaptation of Eve Stranger than BBC Studios’ Drama Manufacturing division. They completely get what Philip and I had been doing with the Eve Stranger comics and I merely can’t wait to see how the high-octane thrills, quirky humour and sheer continuous journey is translated to tv.”
Philip Bond, sequence artist/co-creator and co-founder of publishing imprint OffRegister.Press stated, “Eve Stranger was probably the most enjoyable I’d had creating comics in years. David and I threw the whole lot into the pages: the large gorilla, the Goa social gathering, the Orient Categorical, the devices, the garments. If the forged and crew on an adaptation have as a lot enjoyable making Eve as we did, and gown Eve in the suitable boots, it’ll be a pleasure to observe.”
Shelly Bond, Black Crown founder and Eve Stranger editor, added, “I got here for the jet pack.”
Matthew Bouch (Being Human, Da Vinci’s Demons, The Witcher), who will produce for BBC Studios Drama Productions, stated, “Eve Stranger is a mind-bending journey, a wild mixture of complicated characters and comedian e book verve, taking us on an action-adventure trip that dazzles even because it deepens in psychological richness. It’s a key title in BBC Studios’ push to create distinctive, daring tales for the worldwide market’.
Veronica Gleeson (Sixteen, Lion, Berlin Syndrome) will adapt. She stated ‘Eve Stranger is scorching, messy and heartfelt. I used to be instantly drawn to the anarchic power and imaginative attain. What begins as a psychedelic style lark finds compelling form by means of characters with complicated connections and compromised morality. It additionally options a big monkey. I’m thrilled to be concerned.’