The NBC series ‘The Blacklist’, which stars James Spader is going to get its own comic book adaptation.
The crime thriller will be adapted by Titan Comics for a proposed summer release.
The new comic book series will be developed in conjunction with the creative team behind the Sony Pictures Television series, with writer Nichole Phillips and artist Beni Lobel (who has previously worked on DC Entertainment’s adaptations of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Fringe,’ as well as ‘Constantine’ and IDW’s ‘True Blood’ series) responsible for new stories featuring Spader’s master criminal Red Reddington, as well as Megan Boone‘s Elizabeth Keen, Diego Klattenhoff‘s Donald Ressler and other characters from the show. Covers for the series will be provided by Alice X. Zhang, who has previously worked on Titan’s Doctor Who comic properties.
David Leach, who’ll edit the new monthly series, called the comic book “a true extension of the television series, promising a glimpse at “new dimensions of the characters that have captured the audiences worldwide.” The first six-issue storyline, he said, will give fans “a journey deep into the dark world of international espionage, conspiracies and intrigue on a global scale” — which, really, sounds like everything viewers have come to expect from the show itself.
The first issue is to be released in July and will be available both digitally and in traditional comic book form through Titan Comics.