Eric Kripke Developing Amped for Both TV and Comic Format. It looks like Eric Kripke is pulling double duty, as his superhero series Amped is ready to be a comic book series for Vertigo Comics and also being adapted as a TV series for the USA Network.
Variety reports that the six-issue comic book series will make its debut this fall, with the story following irrational family man Josh Jaffe who purchases a smart pill online that gives him incredible strength and power. The story will explore the highs and lows of being a superhero.
“Eric has such a clever, irreverent cadence which makes him a natural writer for the Vertigo line,” Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond said in a statement. “Amped promises to be as addictive as its title substance.”
“Pretty much everything I’ve ever written has been insanely influenced by Vertigo, so it’s a dream come true to write my first comic there,” said the Supernatural creator. Kripke also added:
Amped is a project I’m foaming-at-the-mouth passionate about — and it’s also the most personal, warts-and-all story I’ve ever told. So I’m having the time of my life writing the comic — and basing the TV series off the comic, too. I can’t wait for readers to read it– and then down the road, for watchers to watch it.
The USA Network adaptation will be executive produced by Kripke’s Kripke Enterprises along with Warner Horizon.
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