Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple-hearted care of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception?
That’s the synopsis for Jeff Lemire’s Essex County. By now, we’re all pretty familiar with Lemire’s work as he’s one of those creators that many of us just follow from book to book. Lemire is a name synonymous with great storytelling.
It should come as no surprise that Essex County has been optioned for TV by the CBC (aka the Canadian Broadcasting Company).
One of my Top 5 shows that I spoke about on the Best TV of 2015 episode was The Killjoys, a great sci-fi series that I suspect will pick up more and more steam over the next couple of years (much like Orphan Black did). Aaron Martin, a writer on the series, will be writing the adaptation and I for one, am pretty excited to see what they come up with. Lemire will be a producer on the series.
Additionally, Lemire’s series Descender (co-created by Dustin Nguyen) was recently optioned for film as well, so it seems like we’ll be getting a lot of Lemire on our screens soon enough. When do we get Sweet Tooth though?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter