Johnny Dynamite Headed for the Tube


Dick Wolf is teaming with Disturbia director D.J. Caruso and writer J.H. Wyman to mount an ambitious comic book-style drama that will use the same green screen technology utilized in 300, reports Variety.

The trio are putting together a series based on Johnny Dynamite, the graphic novel character from Road to Perdition creator Max Allan Collins. In the TV take, ex-cop Dynamite travels to Las Vegas in search of his missing girlfriend, only to discover that Satan is living there, buying and selling souls.

The show will have a bit of a procedural element as Dynamite ends up getting involved in the lives of those unfortunate souls who’ve been touched by the devil. A continuing theme of the series will be Dynamite’s search for his girlfriend.

Caruso is attached to direct the pilot, with Wyman (“Keen Eddie”) writing the script. The duo will executive produce, along with Wolf, Nena Rodrigue and Peter Jankowski.

Collins, who struck a deal with Kickstart Prods. (“Painkiller Jane”) to manage the rights to “Dynamite,” will serve as co-executive producer, along with Jason Netter and Ken Levin.