Cobb Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2014 Beau Smith’s Secret Service drama Cobb is being developed for television through a first-look deal between IDW Entertainment and eOne Television. Thania St. John (Covert Affairs) is writing the pilot and will serve as the showrunner.

Cobb is a conspiracy thriller following Frank Cobb, a top ranking Secret Service agent, whose life gets turned upside down when he is removed from active duty after stumbling onto a deadly conspiracy at the highest global level. He must win back his reputation and save the newly elected President of the United States.

“There is no margin for error when guarding the President of the United States, but the men and women of the Secret Service are only human, as we’ve learned this week” said St. John. “This show explores how one agent’s heroism – or mistake – can affect global security. And how a conspiracy at unthinkable levels can exist, even in an era of total surveillance and transparency.”

Smith said, “The best protection the President can have is courage…and Cobb. I look forward to seeing this courage and Cobb come alive in this new television series based on my character.”

IDW Entertainment and eOne Television entered into a partnership in April 2014 to co-develop, co-fund and co-produce television series based on IDW’s extensive library of over 300 original properties, with the intent of securing direct-to-series commitments for network and cable television.

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