Universal Options "The Wicked + The Divine" for TV Adaptation
Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is moving forward with plans to continue the quirky, and canceled, ABC television series as a comic — apparently at Marvel.
The Emmy-nominated comedy-drama, about a pie-maker who can (with caveats) resurrect the dead, was canceled in November after barely two seasons. The final three episodes will air beginning May 30.
In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, Fuller says he’s negotiating with Warner Bros. for the comic-book rights, so the first issue could debut as early as this fall. It will be written by the show’s writing staff.
As for the artist?
“I love Tim Sale,” Fuller says. “He’s such a nice guy, and I have a really good relationship with him, so I’m hoping he’ll be able to work with us. His art is so specific and has an interesting point of view, specifically with The Long Halloween. That was such a perfect melding of comic-book writer and artist, so I’d love to do something like that.”
Fuller says the comic will be treated as Pushing Daisies Season 3, but will be accessible to readers who aren’t familiar with the TV show. It’ll also likely feature the return of the villain from the preview comic released in 2007 at Comic-Con International.