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Rosario Dawson’s Graphic Novel ‘O.C.T.’ Being Developed Into a Show for A&E

Rosario Dawson's Graphic Novel 'O.C.T.' Being Developed Into a Show for A&E

“O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce,” the graphic novel created by actress Rosario Dawson, writer David Atchison and illustrator Tony Shasteen, is being developed into a scripted drama for A&E.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dawson’s working with “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd on the project, though she may also take on the main role — the lead character of Sophia Ortiz is modeled after the “Sin City” and “25th Hour” star.

12-Gauge Comics’s description of their series:

After narrowly surviving an encounter with a supernatural serial killer, N.Y.P.D. officer Sophia Ortiz is drafted into Manhattan’s clandestine police unit: the Occult Crimes Taskforce. Versed in the black arts and armed with mystical weaponry, the O.C.T. keeps the streets of New York safe from the unholy creatures of the night. Can Sophia solve this case, or will she be the Soul-Ripper’s next victim?

Sounds like a show to me! A&E’s found a lot of success with guity-pleasure reality shows like “Hoarders” and “Storage Wars,” but their scripted slate, which includes “The Glades” and “Breakout Kings,” hasn’t broken as big. A supernatural cop show with a female lead has the potential to bring new audiences to the network.

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