Did Racebending With Kiefer Sutherland Stop The Chew TV Series At Showtime?

chew

At the Diamond comics retailer summit at Chicago, publisher of Image Comics Eric Stephenson told the crowd of retailers that the proposed TV series based on John Layman and Rob Guillory‘s comic book Chew didn’t happen because Showtime wanted Kiefer Sutherland to play the Asian-American lead character Tony Chu. And Layman said no to that.

Checking in with John Layman, he tells me that Eric may have been joking (though it didn’t seem to come over to retailers who were there) and that the series didn’t happen because Showtime changed their focus from shows like Dexter to shows like Homeland, and scenes of corpse licking while might work well with Guillory’s cartoony art, it turned people’s stomachs when on camera. So animation may now be the way to go…

I’m told that at one point early on that, yes, Kiefer Sutherland was mentioned to play Tony Chu, but  John Layman used that as an example of something he would not say no to. The channel had bigger problems with Chew and the final draft had removed the element of bird flu , and it ended up “it was just gonna be ‘Adventures Of Cannibal And Cop'”.

What John Tyler Christopher Has Planned For Marvel Comics Variant Covers

More Marvel Variant Covers You May Not Have Seen Before, From Dave Johnson To Andrea Sorrentino

justice-leaguethumb

For DC’s Cinematic Cyborg, Where Does The Man End And The Machine Begin In The Justice League Trailer?

phantasmrestorationsphere_large

Well Go USA To Release Remastered Phantasm And New Sequel

How To Keep The Crowds Moving At San Diego Comic-Con

lodhq

Reverse-Flash Matt Letscher On Legion Of Doom Lunch Dates

6MDMFoM03CovASalas

Van Jensen Has Written A Single Panel Spread Over 22 Pages

Loot Crate Received 241 Reports Of Burn Injuries Over Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt, Will Send Shirt And Key Chain To Those Who Destroy It

Postal01_Cover

Eden’s Fall Is Coming – Read Postal #1 For Free

supergirlhoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman Suit Revealed