Jeff Lemire Writing ‘Essex County’ Pilot

essex county‘Jeff Lemire revealed on Thursday on SDCC Panel that he has finished writing the pilot for a TV adaptation of Essex County, the trilogy of stories from Top Shelf, as reported by Comics Beat.

If greenlit, Lemire said, Essex County would be a six-episode mini-series he would write entirely himself. Lemire said he expects a decision will be made “very soon.” Essex County, which is a heartfelt story about the specific part of rural Canada where Lemire grew up, was first optioned for TV in late 2015 by Canada’s CBC network. Lemire said work on a pilot has been underway since then, but the series just didn’t work with other writers. So, Lemire wrote the pilot himself, you know, as if he doesn’t already have enough to do.

Speaking of which again, Lemire also revealed that he’s writing and drawing a new 12-issue limited series to be colored by past collaborator Jose Villarrubia, who also sat on the Jeff Lemire Spotlight panel. Although it’s not time yet for a formal announcement of the series, he said it would be set in the world of Black Hammer, Lemire’s ongoing homage with Dark Horse to superhero comics, horror comics, Vertigo comics—basically, to comics.

Lemire also elaborated on another comic that was formally announced this month: Ascender, a sequel set 10 years after the events of Descender, Lemire’s sci-fi epic with Image Comics that’s set to wrap up this coming Wednesday.’

Via Comics Beat

 

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