Looks like Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are ready to bring Sin City back to the screen – except this time, it’s the small screen. Deadline Hollywood reports exclusively that Legendary Television (Grass Kings, Paper Girls) has secured a deal Miller and is close to a deal with Rodriguez to turn Miller’s franchise into a television series. Miller and Rodriguez will reportedly serve as executive producers with Legendary Television. Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) and Silenn Thomas (who heads Miller’s production company) will also produce.
Based on the exclusive reporting, the deal in front of Legendary would guarantee at least one season of the series, based on securing a network of streaming service as its programming home. Miller’s deal would also include a “hard R” rated animated series for a Sin City prequel series, based on Miller’s graphic novels.
So far, it isn’t clear whether or not Miller and Rodriguez will co-direct the series as they did the feature film. Though Rodriguez began as the sole director of the original movie, he felt that Miller’s visual sense as well as the understanding he has of his own characters made it essential for Miller to serve as co-director. Rodriguez would go on to withdraw from the Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) when the co-directing set-up did not gain their approval.