So it definitely seems like every single day there’s another comic book or graphic novel being developed for screen, but at least this one differentiates itself from the pack a bit. IDW Entertainment, the production arm of IDW Publishing, have commissioned another of their own books for adaptation, with Ben Templesmith’s Wormwood being developed as an animated series.
David M. Stern, who has written for The Simpsons and created Ugly Americans, is writing the pilot and will executive produce the series. Also on as a producer is comedian George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company.
Lopez seems like an unlikely partner, but Wormwood is supposed to be (darkly) comedic, and follows “the paranormal and obscene adventures of an inter-dimensional worm with the ability to animate corpses as host bodies.” Stern says:
George Lopez is a comic genius and Ben’s graphic novels are epic horror comedy. Building this universe is going to be like a dream. Or maybe more like a super fun nightmare
The project will soon be shopped to networks.