New Dark Horse Series ‘Briggs Land’ to be Adapted at AMC

unnamedAMC might add yet another comic book adaptation to their repertoire of television series. Dark Horse’s new ongoing comic series, Briggs Land, written by Brian Wood (Demo, The Massive) with interior art by Mack Chater (Ashes, Six), covers by Tula Lotay (Rebels), and colors by Lee Loughridge (Stumptown), is in the process of being adapted for the small screen on AMC. Wood is lined up to write and serve as executive producer for the potential series along with producers John Hodges and Ravi Nandan of A24.

In a recent statement released by Dark Horse, Wood stated the following regarding Briggs Land and its television adaptation.

AMC and I have been looking for the right thing to work on together for years, and it finally came in the form of Briggs Land, a crime drama set within a rural secessionist community. It’s the culmination of everything I’ve done in my twenty years as a comics creator, bringing socially conscious and politically charged themes to the page, putting some of the more unsettling elements of American culture under scrutiny. With AMC I have a much larger canvas to work on, and the ability to design the overall story so the TV show and the comic add to each other.

Additionally, A24’s John Hodges and Ravi Nandan praised Wood for his work in the past and AMC itself stating, “We have been avid readers and rabid fans of Brian’s work for some time, and we are thrilled to collaborate with him on translating this exciting new property to the screen for AMC, which continues to define itself by championing bold and unique voices.”

Issue 1 of Briggs Land is set to release digitally and in comic book stores August 17, 2016. Check out an official preview for the upcoming issue below.