Cartoon Network has picked up “Necessary Evil,” Joshua Williamson and Marcus L. Harris' comic book series about two brothers who go to a school for supervillains after their mother, the greatest supervillain of all time, is murdered.
Published by Desperado Publishing and collected in trade paperback, "Necessary Evil" was picked up as part of the network's "live-action initiative" and is slated for production as a weekly television series.
"Being a part of the Cartoon Network's new live-action programming is an amazing opportunity," said Williamson said via a CN press release. "The writers are doing a terrific job translating the book and the story to the small screen. I think people will be surprised how close the personalities of the characters in the comics are to their live-action counterparts."
The television series is being adapted by writers Max Burnett, Chris Borelli and Jonathan Davis and produced by Chris Cowles of H2F Entertainment and Brendan Deneen and Jarred Weisfeld of Objective Entertainment.
Deneen, no stranger to comics, is writing Ardden Entertainment’s recent “Flash Gordon,” series and wrote the indie hit, “Scatterbrains,” has been working tirelessly on an adaptation of this series. “As soon as I read the first issue of ‘Necessary Evil,’ I knew Josh and Marcus had a multi-media hit on their hands. I'm proud to be involved with this piece of material, and I look forward to working on the TV series with this talented group of creators.”
Live-action on the Cartoon Network? What do you think of that, readers? Have you read "Necessary Evil"?