Hollywood’s obsession with comic books continues…
USA Network has handed out a pilot order to Brooklyn Animal Control, an adaptation of the comic book of the same name by JT Petty and IDW Publishing.
The television adaptation is set up at Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment and is being penned by Petty, who will also executive produce alongside Da Vinci’s Demons creator David S. Goyer, Rick Jacobs, David Alpert, David Ozer and Ted Adams.
Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for the city’s werewolves. The drama will explore city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition; all by delving into the lives of both the Case Officers and the secretive highly insular Kveld-Ulf.
“Fans of the comic book know that Brooklyn Animal Control is a thriller anchored inside the world of New York organized crime families,” said Jackie de Crinis, USA Network’s Executive Vice-President of Original Programming. “At its core, it is a family drama, albeit an unconventional one.”
Brooklyn Animal Control is the latest project to get a pilot order at USA Network as part of net’s push to move away from “blue sky” dramas and towards more edgier fare. Other projects currently in development include period piece Paradise Pictures, Poor Richard’s Almanack, Shooter and The Walking Dead EP Gale Anne Hurd’s Falling Water.