Kevin Smith will jump back into the comic book world as the writer and producer for ‘Sam and Twitch’ on BBC America…
Kevin Smith has been enjoying his time directing shows such as ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ over the past couple of years, but now it looks like he’s going to get his own comic book series to develop.
On Thursday, BBC America announced that Smith has been attached to write, direct and executive produce a series based on ‘Sam and Twitch’ — a pair of hard boiled cops that first appeared in the ‘Spawn’ comics from Todd McFarlane.
“He is attached to write, direct and executive producer a series based on the Sam And Twitch comic book series for us,” BBC America president and GM Sarah Barnett said on Thursday.
“They were originally introduced in Spawn, and it’s Todd McFarlane’s comic book series about these big-city homicide detectives who face a series of super grizzly crimes that are connected to the occult. I bumped into Kevin Smith at Sundance and he is beyond himself excited about this, about the show.”
According to Barnett, the new ‘Sam and Twitch’ series would ultimately be a police procedural with the two cops solving a crime each week with certain aspects of the show carrying over in a serialized format throughout a season.
‘Sam and Twitch’ started out as part of the ‘Spawn’ comic books, but McFarlane eventually gave the characters a spinoff book of their own where they would work to solve crimes in the same city where Spawn exists. It’s much too early to tell if ‘Sam and Twitch’ will have any connection to ‘Spawn’ on the TV series or not.
Right now, Smith is currently in the early stages of his next film ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’, which he hopes to get into production this summer and then it looks like he’ll turn all of his attention towards developing ‘Sam and Twitch’ for BBC America.