Another day, another YA novel adaptation. This time it’s Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves’ fantasy/sci-fi series, “Interworld,” that will be getting the small screen treatment. Universal Cable Productions announced on Wednesday that they will be putting the series into development with “Hamilton” producers, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez, overseeing the production.
“Interworld” follows the adventures of a teenage Joey Harker, who, together with a group of other Joeys from different Earths, try and stop the two forces from taking over all the Earths in different universes. Gaiman, Reeves, Seller and Suarez will be executive producing the series.
Here’s the official description: Everyone in the Interworld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to “walk,” or travel from dimension to dimension. This also makes them a target for the Hex and the Binary factions, who yearn to conquer more dimensions by using these “walkers” as fuel.
Gaiman’s “American Gods” is also in development at Starz and features a star-studded cast.
UCP also announced the development of three additional comics-based projects in the works:
– “The Woods,” James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ story of 513 Milwaukee suburbanites suddenly transplanted into a giant, ancient wilderness on another planet. Michael Armbruster (“Beautiful Boy”) will write.
– “Bushido,” about a young Dutch boy adopted by a samurai. Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “The Lego Movie”), Adam Stone (“The Voices”) will executive produce, and Markus Goerg, Dick Hillenbrand, and Mikhail Nayfeld of Heroes and Villains Entertainment will serve as co-executive producers. John Powers Middleton (“Bates Motel”) is attached to produce.
– “The Good Neighbors,” Holly Black and Ted Naifeh’s tale of a faerie girl who has to travel from the human world to the faerie world to find her missing mother. Barbara Marshall will write, and Marshall, Jeremy Bell, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Shestack will executive produce.
“UCP continues to expand our genre slate and collaborate with luminaries from the world of graphic novels and science fiction,” said Dawn Olmstead, executive VP of development at UCP. “We’re proud and fortunate to be partnering with some of the most imaginative and talented auteurs in the business.”