Recently launched IDW Entertainment, along with George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company, announced today they are developing Wormwood as an animated television series based on the acclaimed IDW comics, created by artist Ben Templesmith.
David M. Stern (Ugly Americans, The Simpsons) has been tapped to write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead), will also executive produce. IDW Entertainment will fund development of the series, which will soon be marketed to the networks.
Wormwood follows the paranormal and obscene adventures of an inter-dimensional worm with the ability to animate corpses as host bodies. Wormwood blends horror and humor, crafting a dark tale perfectly suited for the world of animation.
Here's what IDW Entertainment President David Ozer had to say in a statement.
"We have assembled an incredible creative team with David M. Stern, George Lopez and Circle of Confusion, which will help bring Wormwood to life as a fun animated television series."
Executive producer David M. Stern had this to say about working with George Lopez and comic book creator Ben Templesmith.
"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."
George Lopez had this to say about the project.
"It's not often I can produce a series about an inter-dimensional worm. I am thrilled to be working with such a great creative team on this clever combination of comedy and horror."
Executive producing the series with David M. Stern are Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, George Lopez and Leslie Kolins Small from Travieso, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion. Ben Templesmith will serve as creative consultant.