My Friend Pedro: John Wick creator adapting video game into a series
Legendary Television is in the process of developing a series adaptation of My Friend Pedro, based on DeadToast’s popular action video game of the same name. The project hails from John Wick creator Derek Kolstad who has signed on to executive produce and write the screenplay.
Published by Devolver Digital, My Friend Pedro is a shoot ’em up action video game that was first launched last year for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One and was recently made available for PlayStation 4. It is an explosive ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s turbulent battle through the criminal underworld at the behest of a sentient banana (the titular Pedro).
Legendary Television successfully acquired the TV rights to the game through their first-look deal with dj2 Entertainment, the studio behind the Sonic the Hedgehog film. The series will be an R-rated half-hour comedy-drama which will be written by Kolstad.
In addition to Kolstad, John Wick co-director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) is also set as an executive producer along with 87North’s Leitch and Kelly McCormick. Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson and dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson are also executive producing alongside shingle’s Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss.