Frank Miller‘s neo-noir comic series Sin City has held a special place in the hearts of comic fans since it was first published between 1991 and 1992. Through the interweaving stories of the citizens of Basin City, it explored humanity’s deepest, darkest instincts, pitting prostitution rings and drug cartels against a force of corrupt police officers who are armed to the teeth and willing to use their paramilitary power to own the city through brute force. There are endless possibilities for gripping and exciting stories that could occur in such a city, and writers, artists and filmmakers are well aware of this.
On top of multiple spin off and sequel stories set in this city, the series also got a film adaptation in 2005 co-directed by original comic writer Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and then another with a whole new team attached in 2014.
Now, a new original television series based on the world established so far will be created by TWC-Dimension. Already, a great line up of creators are on board to make the most of the source material. Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazarro will write the pilot script and Len Wiseman, known for his work on the Underworld film series, will direct the first episode.
They will be joining Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders of The Weinstein Company, as well as Stephen L’Hereaux, who was a producer on the 2014 movie Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and – again – original comic creator Frank Miller in the team of co-producers leading the show. There are even rumours that Robert Rodriguez will be involved again, as he was first reported to have been attached to a Sin City television adaptation in 2013. Although this hasn’t been confirmed officially, some people believe that this is the same show finally taking off.
The new series will reportedly explore the lives and misadventures of a host of original characters, offering new opportunities to delve into the remaining secrets and mysteries of the City’s grim underbelly. Combining new stories wits a team that has a proven close and intense knowledge of the existing world promises an interesting new take on the City.
So far, the rumours about the show suggest that it doesn’t yet have a channel attached to broadcast it, but with this team behind it will surely only be a matter of time.