A timely comic book series is being developed as a scripted television series by IDW Entertainment.
Darkness Visible, created by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David is published by IDW Publishing, the same home of the fantasy comic Locke & Key. The latter is also being developed for television with IDW and Hulu.
Darkness Visible, which began release earlier this year, “takes place in a world in which demons helped the Allied powers win World War 2, and humanity has reluctantly agreed to share the world with another sentient race. Sixty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. Darkness Visible is both a supernatural thriller and a meditation on race, immigration, terrorism and politics in a world radically different, but also scarily similar to our own.”
As a diverse comic, the television series adaptation will certainly cast a number of black actors, including one for the lead role of Detective Daniel Aston, as well as his young daughter, Maggie, who we assume would have a pivotal role.
“Darkness Visible was an opportunity to create a supernatural thriller with a razor-sharp political edge. And it’s only become more topical since Arvind and I first dreamed it up. Now, working with professionals who know and care about story, I’m very excited to bring Darkness Visible to the screen and look forward to working with IDW, Intrepid Pictures and my good friends at Ideate Media,” said Carey.
No word on which streamer could possibly pick up the show, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to see it on Hulu with Locke & Key, depending on its success.