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DREADSTAR: Comic Book Heading to Television


Comic Book Dreadstar to Be Adapted into a TV Series. Marvel is continuing to expand in television as they plan to develop Epic Comics’ Dreadstar into a scripted series. Writer and creator Jim Starlin will be serving as an executive producer and writer on the project.

Deadline reported the news of the potential television series, as Universal Cable Productions will be behind the project. There is no word on whether Dreadstar will premiere on network or cable.

The comic book series follows Vanth Dreadstar, the sole survivor of the entire Milky Way galaxy, and an crew of shipmates, including sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, and their fight to end an ancient war between two dominant, evil empires: The Church of The Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal; and the Monarchy, led by King Gregzor.

“Jim Starlin’s cosmic space opera is a great read and it’s time for Vanth Dreadstar to make his television debut,” says Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP. “UCP and Benderspink believe this series will galvanize existing Dreadstar comic followers and ignite a new generation of fans especially with Jim at the helm.”

“I consider Dreadstar to be an extension of my family, so it took me a while to feel comfortable letting anyone else take care of this project,” Starlin adds. “It has taken some time, but I know I’ve put my trust in the right team and I’m excited to collaborate with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to bring Dreadstar’s unique brand of chaos to television.”

Are you excited to see Dreadstar making a trip to the small screen?

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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