Oni Press' Letter 44 Gets Opened By SyFy Channel
Apr 30, 2014
Oni Press is thrilled to announce that Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque’s hit ongoing series LETTER 44, has been picked up for development for television by SyFy!
The series, which launched last year to critical acclaim and a slew of sold out issues, weaves the intertwined stories of President Stephen Blades, the United States’ newly inaugurated President, and the intrepid crew of The Clarke, a spaceship investigating a possible alien threat in our solar system.
"As I see it, we're in the midst of a golden age for serialized television drama, and I could not be more thrilled at the prospect of seeing Letter 44 translated into another medium,” said Soule. “Seeing President Blades and the crew of the Clarke brought to life, and watching their respective journeys unfold, will be a truly amazing thing. Go space!"
Produced by Oni Press’ sister company, Closed on Mondays, SyFy’s LETTER 44 will be a Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production Executive Produced by Showrunner René Echevarria (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Castle, The 4400) and by the pilot’s Director and Screenwriter, Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3, U-571). Closed on Mondays’s Eric Gitter will serve as an Executive Producer and James Lucas Jones, and Joe Nozemack are also set to produce. More details on this science-fiction epic-in-the-making are expected to be revealed in the coming months.
In the meantime, LETTER 44 #6 hits stores on June 25th, and a collection of the series’ first story arc, LETTER 44 VOLUME 1: ESCAPE VELOCITY, is due to make landfall on July 30th; ensuring there’ll be plenty for eager fans to read while awaiting its television debut!