Get ready to head back to Basin City. According to Deadline, Legendary Entertainment has signed a deal with Frank Miller to produce a TV series based on Miller’s Sin City graphic novel series. It was also reported that Robert Rodriguez, the director responsible for the 2005 and 2014 film adaptations is close to signing on as an executive producer on the series.
The deal guarantees one full season if the producers are able to find a home for the series at a network or on streaming. It also includes “a hard ‘R’ animated series” that will serve as a prequel. No word on whos will star or write the series. Miller and Rodriguez will both serve as executive producers though, and could be set to co-direct as they did with the original films. Stephen L’Heureux, who produced the 2014 film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Silenn Thomas will also serve as executive producers.
Miller’s original anthology comic series first appeared in a Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special. It then continued under the name Sin City, released in 13 parts over the course of about a year from May 1991-June 1992. The series told various stories across a fictional western city called Basin City, not-so-lovingly referred to as ‘Sin City’ by its residents. Sin City is split up into many sections as a neo-noir mobsters’ paradise run by corruption, prostitution, and violence.
Beyond Sin City, Legendary’s been having an interesting year so far. Earlier in the spring, the company began developing a Land of Oz TV series based on L. Frank Baum’s seminal book series. More recently, the studio also picked up the rights to develop comedian Bert Kreischer’s infamous ‘Machine’ story into a feature film. Updates on both projects have been few and far between since their announcement.
Legendary’s Sin City TV series are in development now. A network has yet to pick them up.