Batman writer Tom King developing TV series States of America
States of America takes place in a divided America that is under occupation by a foreign power to preserve peace after a unprovoked act of war. Deep cultural differences in America will come to surface and serve as battle cries. The project will play to Americans real fears of terrorism and national division.
Former CIA officer and current comic book writer King is a multiple Eisner Award winner who is currently writing for DC Comics on their flagship book, Batman, and has written for Marvel (The Vision), and has created his own work with graphic novel The Sheriff of Babylon which is based on his time in Iraq with the CIA. His next project with DC is the anticipated Heroes in Crisis.
“How often do you get to work with a bona fide former CIA officer turned comic book writer on a project involving national security and terrorism,” said Lisa Leingang, SVP, Programming & Content at Topic Studios. “With Tom writing and our producing partners at Playground, we’re incredibly enthusiastic States of America will deliver riveting drama for audiences to enjoy.”
“Tom King is one of the most successful writers working in comics today, and we’re excited to be bringing his unique voice to television. With States of America, he has created a thrilling and provocative alternate reality, grounded in his firsthand knowledge of counterterrorism and global politics. Topic Studios are the ideal partners on this project with their commitment to exploring urgent and thought provoking stories,” said Scott Huff, EVP, Development & Production at Playground.
States of America is in very early stages of development so the drama has not found a home on either network television or any streaming service.