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SCARLET: Marvel Comic TV Series being Developed for Cinemax

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Scarlet TV Series Coming to Cinemax

Marvel Comics’ Icon Comics division is having their Scarlet comic book series developed as a TV series at Cinemax. The news comes from 2016 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator and writer of Scarlet, spoke about the on-going project at Cinemax during the festival: “I do a book called Scarlet which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television.” The “universe” Bendis was referring to is Powers and Jessica Jones, both of which Bendis co-created.

When the tone of the comic book and the writers that will bring it to life on the small screen was brought up, Bendis had this to say: “the team around it…will be announced as soon as all are on the same page…when it was sold it was sold to people who were actively looking for that, so that put us in a good place.”

The reason the writers needed to be “on the same page” and the reason Scarlet needed to be “sold to people who [were] actively looking for” it is because of Scarlet‘s subject matter. From Wikipedia:

The series is about a young woman named Scarlet Rue from Portland who rebels against a corrupt society and ends up starting a new American revolution in the process. The series often breaks the fourth wall in that the protagonist talks to the reader of the comic (like Deadpool and Frank Underwood).

Bendis made the polarizing nature of Scarlet‘s plot line clearer at ATX: “Here’s a female lead who’s killing cops because her world is broken.”

This sounds like Daredevil mixed with The Punisher meets TURN: Washington’s Spies.

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