Although the first issue still hasn’t hit the stands, “The Disciples,” the new Black Mask Studios title from Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”) and Christopher Mitten (“Wasteland”), is heading to the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that horror icon Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) is set to executive produce a show based on the property through Universal Cable Productions. The book itself, scheduled to debut in May, was officially solicited with the following synopsis:
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult. This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of The Disciples, the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters of the Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him. But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong!
Industry Entertainment’s Sara Bottfeld is also attached to executive produce alongside Craven, Niles and Black Mask’s Matt Pizzolo.