Image Comics’ Chew Getting Animated Adaptation, Followed by TV Series

A few months ago came the announcement that Image Comics’ popular series “Chew” was no longer in development as a series at Showtime. Now it appears the rights to the comic have lapsed and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Krelitz of Quality Transmedia has picked them up.

Krelitz is currently prepping a direct-to-video animated adaptation of “Chew” and is meeting with potential showrunners for a live-action series of the comic. He previously sold the television rights for another Image series, “Peter Panzerfaust,” to the BBC. Check back here for more information on the “Chew” adaptation and let us know what you think of the news below.

The series is described as follows: Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.