Williams and Dowling’s Vertigo Series Transfers to Television
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is expanding its comic book universe.
The broadcast network, already home to Marvel TV, is adapting Vertigo comic book Unfollow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Written and executive produced by The Originals showrunner Michael Narducci, the drama — which has received a script commitment from the network — hails from Warner Bros. Television. The drama explores what happens when a secretive billionaire makes a global announcement — via the social media platform he invented — that he is terminally ill and has decided to bestow his entire fortune to a seemingly random sample of 140 people from around the world. When one of them turns up dead, the others realize that they are all suspects — and the next potential victim.
The comic, published in November by DC’s mature imprint Vertigo, is written and created by Rob Williams and Michael Dowling and features a cast of characters including a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis; an Iranian reporter in need of hope; a retired special forces soldier with an odd sense of purpose; and a thrill-seeking heiress.