‘Dreadstar’ Television Series In Development

“I consider ‘Dreadstar; to be an extension of my family, so it took me a while to feel comfortable letting anyone else take care of this project." - Jim Starling

We could be seeing yet another comic book adaptation on our screens in the near future.

Apparently ‘Dreadstar’ is being adapted for television.

The Wrap reports that Universal Cable Productions and production company Benderspink are teaming up to adapt Jim Starlin’s ‘Dreadstar’ for TV. Starlin, who is best known for his work on space operas like Captain Marvel, will write as well as executive produce the project. This will be the second project for Benderspink at NBC Universal, which also has comic book Five Ghosts in development at Syfy.

Dreadstar, which had a run of 64 issues as part of Marvel’s Epic Comics imprint centres on Vanth Dreadstar, the only survivor of the Milky Way galaxy. With the help of his crew, he struggles to end an ancient war between two evil empires: The Church of The Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal; and the Monarchy, ruled by a puppet king.

Starling issued the following statement in support of the series.

“I consider ‘Dreadstar; to be an extension of my family, so it took me a while to feel comfortable letting anyone else take care of this project. It has taken some time, but I know I’ve put my trust in the right team, and I’m excited to collaborate with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to bring ‘Dreadstar’s unique brand of chaos to television.”

I’m sure many none comic book fans are wondering if doing a show based on Dreadstar is a risky venture, but its worth keeping in mind that it was only comic book fans who had heard of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ until it premiered at the movie theatres last year. So its probably best to wait and see and remain open minded.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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