God Country comic book series to get a TV show

Donny Cates’ Image Comics series God Country is getting a TV show from Legendary and AfterShock

Taking the lead from likes of Universal Cable Prod.’s adaptations of Ice Cream Man and Happy!, Legendary Entertainment and AfterShock Media are trying their hand at turning another Image Comics series into a TV show. This time, it’s God Country.

The first issue of the six-issue comic book series was first published in January 2017. It was written by Donny Cates, with art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie and John J Hill.

According to THR, Cates will be the one to adapt his story for TV. The series was initiated by Legendary’s executive VP Jon Silk, while AfterShock’s Lee and Jon Kramer and Legendary’s Silk and Jay Ashenfelter are set to oversee production.

Read the full Image Comics synopsis for God Country here:

Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

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