Deadline reported Friday that comic book series The Wicked + The Divine has been optioned for television by Universal. The Wicked + The Divine is the breakout comic series by Image about a pantheon of gods that come to Earth and live the life of rock stars. The series explores fame, fandom, and our culture’s obsession with the concept of celebrity. It’s a breakout series that has exponentially and ironically grown into a cult hit over the past year. It’s second story arc wraps next issue, so now is the perfect time to jump on board by grabbing some trades.
This follows Sex Criminals as edgier comic book fare that are being adapted to the small screen, most likely as Netflix shows or some other type of premium cable. With everything comics incredibly in vogue right now, it’s not that surprising, but it’s great to see that people are willing to take chances on the riskier, fringe stuff in addition to the four color superheroes.