Dark Horse and Netflix extend creative partnership with new series starring Idris Elba and more

Netflix and Dark Horse have decided to extend their first look agreement. As part of the multi-year deal, Dark Horse will continue to give Netflix a first look at its film and TV IP. This deal has brought us shows and films such as Polar, Rabbit Samurai: The Usagi Chroniclesand Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness. They also recently collaborated on the third season of the popular The Umbrella Academy and their series of 8 episodes Grendelbased on the comic by Matt Wagner, is currently in post-production. But the really exciting news is the new series that has been announced.

First, we’ll have a comic book movie Bang! by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres. Featuring Idris Elbe and led by David Leitch, the film follows the world’s most famous spy as he tracks down a terrorist cult trying to bring about the apocalypse with a series of brainwashing novels. I haven’t read the comic, but I’m really looking forward to seeing this. People have wanted Elba to play James Bond for a long time, so it should be cool to see him in that spy role.

The second announced project is mind managementa serial adaptation of Kindt’s comic book series. Curtis Gwin (stranger things) is set to produce this crazy-sounding sci-fi series. When a young woman stumbles upon the top-secret mind management program, she attempts to find the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success and most devastating failure. She must navigate between weaponized psychics, hypnotic commercials, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers. In a world where people can rewrite reality, can she really trust everything she sees? It seems like a wild ride, but I’m excited to see who they end up casting.

Do any of these projects sound cool to you? I think they both look really cool to watch.

Kimberly B. Nguyen