Comic book and television writer Grant Morrison (Arkham Asylum) is branching out across the television landscape, signing an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the studio behind two other Morrison projects: SYFY’s Happy! and Brave New World. Under the terms of his new deal, Morrison will develop and produce original content for both linear and streaming networks.
Morrison has already lined up his first project: a series adaptation of his long-running comics series The Invisibles. Published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint from 1994 to 2000, the drama would be set in 2020 and follow an elite international cell of occult freedom fighters dedicated to the creation of a better world for everyone — by any means necessary.
Here’s a look at the overview for The Invisibles, Volume 1: Say You Want a Revolution:
Throughout history, a secret society called the Invisibles, who count among their number Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, work against the forces of order that seek to repress humanity’s growth. In this first collection, the Invisibles’ latest recruit, a teenage lout from the streets of London, must survive a bizarre, mind-altering training course before being projected into the past to help enlist the Marquis de Sade.
UCP has been building a roster of impressive creative talent over the past several months. Along with Morrison, the studio also has deals in place with Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming), Nic Antosca (Channel Zero), Liz Sarnoff (Barry), Steve Blackman (The Umbrella Academy), Homecoming creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, and others. UCP is currently in production on the second season of the Christopher Meloni-starrer for SYFY, Happy!, which is based on Morrison and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series. SYFY will also serve as the home for a series adaptation of Aldous Huxley‘s iconic sci-fi novel Brave New World, with Morrison teaming with Amblin TV, Brian Taylor, and David Wiener on the project.