The project, now in development, is being written by The Walking Dead co-executive producer Seth Hoffman. Based on the Postal comic series by Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) and Bryan Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), it centers on Eden, a unique town populated and run by fugitive criminals. In Eden, everyone has a secret past, but they come here for a second chance, redemption and the opportunity to be someone new…until their pasts come back to haunt them.
Matt Tolmach Prods.’ Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) and David Manpearl will executive produce along with Marc Silvestri and Hawkins of Top Cow. Tolmach and Manpearl originally brought the project to Legendary TV, which acquired the comic in a bidding war.
The deal for Postal follows Hulu’s series pickup earlier this month of comedy Future Man, which Tolmach is executive producing along with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Sony Pictures Television. Additionally, Tolmach and Legendary Television also have a TV series based on the classic ’90s video game Myst in the works at Hulu. Meanwhile, Hulu just closed a deal for a series order to Legendary TV 9/11 drama series The Looming Tower.
On the feature side, Tolmach is currently producing the reimagining of Jumanji directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black; as well as Rock That Body, starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell and Kate McKinnon, for Sony Pictures.
Tolmach is repped in television by UTA and Hansen Jacobson. Hoffman, whose series credits also include Prison Break and House, is also repped by UTA and Hansen, Jacobson. Top Cow, Matt Hawkins & Marc Silvestri are repped by Circle of Confusion and attorney Harris Miller.