Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Showtime developing THE DAMNED

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Deadline are reporting that Showtime are developing a television series based on Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's graphic novel The Damned, with the pilot to be written by David Hayter (X-Men 2, Watchmen).

The 2006 graphic novel concerns Eddie, a man living in Chicago who battles demons disguised as mobsters of the city's three major crime families: the Alighieri, the Roarke and the Verlochin. Eddie's also cursed with the supernatural ability to transfer injuries he sustains to the first person who touches him, against his will.

I haven't read the source material, but the ingredients of this concept sound fun. This also continues to validate my theory that cable networks are currently inspired by novels and comic-books. Dexter, True Blood, Game Of Thrones and the upcoming Powers are all based on existing prose.

What do you think? Have you read The Damned? If so, will it make a good TV show, or will Hayter have to make some changes? If not, does the concept capture your imagination? Who would you suggest to play Eddie?