Movies have superhero comics - does television have horror comics/series?
It certainly appears that way. Given the unprecedented popularity of AMC's The Walking Dead, it is not a surprise that other networks want to jump on the horror gravy chain. Just look at Hannibal, The Following and Bates Motel - five years ago, do they get the chances they did? Maybe, maybe not. It seems unquestionably easier nowadays to get a horror vehicle in motion on television than it did before, however.
The latest entry is Rachel Rising, based on a comic book series created by Terry Moore. The property has been picked up by Alcon Television Group as the first piece of property they have optioned after almost a year of existence. The group is part of Alcon Entertainment.
Moore is attached to the property, serving as an executive producer along with Lloyd Levin, who worked on superhero movies based on comic series Hellboy and Watchmen previously.
Ben Roberts, who worked as a production consultant on The Walking Dead AMC series, will be producing the series, which deals with a woman named Rachel who wakes up dead in the ground. She slowly begins finding out what happened to her, as well as a mysterious woman who is trying to find her.
The comic book series was nominated for best new series for the 2012 Harvey Awards.
No network is announced at this time, nor is there any concrete time frame for the series to appear.