June 13, 2014 After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures plan to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.
Image Comics and Shadowline publish the “Rat Queens” books created by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch.
Weibe’s other Image comicbook, “Peter Panzerfaust” is being adapted by BBC Worldwide, with the pilot penned by “Life on Mars” creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, and Heavy Metal also producing.
Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.
Courtesy of http://www.variety.com/2014/biz/news/heavy-metal-weta-workshops-pukeko-pictures-to-adapt-rat-queens-exclusive-1201220135/