Universal Cable Prods. is working on turning Image Comics’ Ice Cream Man into a TV series, according to Deadline.
The adaptation is set to come from Sneaky Pete writers Max and Adam Reid, with the pair also acting as executive producers alongside Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jake Wagner of Good Gear Films.
If you’re unfamiliar, Ice Cream Man is a fantasy-horror anthology comic series created by W Maxwell Prince, which premiered in January this year. The stories are tied together by their narrator the Ice Cream Man. Think The Twilight Zone or Tales From The Crypt.
Here’s the synopsis for Ice Cream Man from the Image Comics website:
Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavour for everyone’s misery.
ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each instalment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colourful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.
The new series is following on from UCP’s Happy!, which was based on the Image Comics series of the same name created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.
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