The Press Release:
Bestselling comic book series Farmhand, created and illustrated by Rob Guillory, has been optioned for television development by AMC/AMC Studios. Guillory is set to write the pilot for the series and will executive produce alongside LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands).
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Farmhand to AMC,” said Guillory. “I knew if I was ever going to adapt Farmhand, I’d need partners whose bold vision preserved and complemented my own, and I’ve found that with LaToya Morgan and the fine folks at AMC. Their enthusiasm for this project has been absolutely infectious, and I think together we’re going to make a show that is very unique and very special.”
Farmhand follows Jedidiah Jenkins, a simple farmer, but one whose cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. For years, Jed’s organic transplants have brought healing to many, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm something sinister has taken root.
Guillory previously co-created and was the Eisner-award winning artist on the New York Times bestselling series Chew. He is represented by Anonymous Content & Myman Greenspan LLP.
The trade paperback of Farmhand, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 9781534309852) is available now and Farmhand, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1534313323) will be available in September. It can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I’ve never read the “Farmhand” series but will be looking to peruse the collected edition when I hit the comic book shop for my next visit. The lack of background might make it easier to enjoy the forthcoming series more than the soon to end “Preacher” show which was so far from the original source material that I felt it unwatchable. I have to say that I am glad that properties from both Image and Dark Horse are getting shows now as well and showing the world around us that there is no better time to be a geek than right now. The AMC Network already has a close relationship with the company based on the blockbuster series “The Walking Dead” which is of course based on the comic book series of the same name. Dedicated readers will recall that this comic series was recently ended and for those in the unaware, they can click HERE to learn more about it. Closing up I wonder who among you readers had enjoyed “Farmland” and what you hope for in the eventual series. Chime in down below because that is where you do that sort of stuff. See you next time
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