Universal Cable Productions along with Benderspink (We’re The Millers, Ride Along) announced today that they are developing the comic book “Dreadstar” into a scripted series alongside iconic comic artist and creator Jim Starlin (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Captain Marvel” and the “Infinity Gauntlet” Trilogy), who will serve as executive producer and writer.
“Dreadstar” is based on the classic character from the Marvel-owned Epic Comics imprint and centers on Vanth Dreadstar, sole survivor of the entire Milky Way galaxy, and an ensemble cast of crewmates, including cyborg sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, and their struggle to end an ancient war between two powerful, evil empires: The Church of The Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal; and the Monarchy, administered by King Gregzor.
“Jim Starlin’s cosmic space opera is a great read and it’s time for Vanth Dreadstar to make his television debut,” says Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP. “UCP and Benderspink believe this series will galvanize existing ‘Dreadstar’ comic followers and ignite a new generation of fans especially with Jim at the helm.”
“I consider ‘Dreadstar’ to be an extension of my family, so it took me a while to feel comfortable letting anyone else take care of this project,” adds Starlin. “It has taken some time, but I know I’ve put my trust in the right team and I’m excited to collaborate with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to bring ‘Dreadstar’s’ unique brand of chaos to television.”
Ford Gilmore is also signed on to produce “Dreadstar.” Check back for further details as soon as they become available.