Skydance Television is developing Faster Than Light, the best-selling augmented reality comic series, for TV. Created by Brian Haberlin, Faster than Light tells the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars, set in the present day. It features an augmented reality app created by Haberlin’s Anomaly Productions, which allows readers to turn comic book pages into realistic 3D animations. Haberlin also co-created Faster Than Light‘s artwork with Geirrod Vandyke.
“The exhilarating sci-fi universe that Brian Haberlin has created in Faster Than Light features a living, breathing narrative that we believe is very well suited for television audiences and is precisely the kind of big, bold story we love to tell at Skydance,” said Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with a creative group as innovative and imaginative as the team at Skydance Television,” added Haberlin. “They have already done such great things and I know they’ve only just begun to scratch the surface … I can’t wait to dive in with them on Faster Than Light!”
Haberlin, a comic book artist, writer, editor and producer, began his career at Lorimar/Warner Brothers TV. He went on to work for Image comics’ Top Cow Productions as VP of Creative Affairs where he co-created the Witchblade franchise, which has had both a live action and animated series. He then founded Avalon Studios and served as Editor-in-Chief for Todd McFarlane Productions. Currently, he is a partner in Anomaly Productions, producer of graphic novels, comic books and interactive apps.
Faster Than Light is published by Shadowline, a sister company of Image Comics. Volumes 6 and 7 will be released on May 11 and June 8.