Shadecraft: Netflix Developing Series Adaptation From Lucifer’s Joe Henderson
Netflix has reportedly picked up Image Comics’ upcoming comic book Shadecraft created by Joe Henderson, the co-showrunner of Lucifer, and artist Lee Garbett, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comic book, which will be published on March 31, is being adapted into a pilot for the streamer under a TV deal with Henderson. Henderson is set to co-write the pilot with Georgia Lee (The Expanse, The 100).
Besides co-showrunning and executive producing Netflix’s Lucifer, Henderson’s credits also include the Stephen King adaptation 11/22/63 on Hulu, White Collar, Almost Human, and Graceland.
Shadecraft centers on a 16-year-old Zadie Lu, who, on top of dealing with regular high school problems, is worried that shadows are somehow coming to life around her.
The comic book serves as the follow-up to Henderson and Garbett’s Skyward, which was nominated for the Eisner Award. Sony Pictures acquired the rights to Skyward in 2018 with Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Rampage) attached to direct. Skyward is set in a world where the Earth has lost a fraction of its gravity. Fast forward 20 years into the future, our society has accustomed their lifestyles around the gravity situation. Among these people is Willa Fowler who was born after “G-Day”, who has uncovered a plot to restore gravity to its normal state. You can pick up the first issue from Image Comics here!
Garbett will produce the Shadecraft adaptation for Netflix.