Legendary Television has signed a two-year overall deal with comics creators Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. Under the pact, Legendary will adapt several of their award-winning, creator-owned comics, as well as produce exclusive, original projects developed by the duo for television across traditional and non-traditional platforms.
“From their brilliantly realized reinventions of established comic book canon to the most unique of original creations, Kelly Sue and Matt are the top of their field. It is an honor to partner with the Milkfed Criminal Masterminds to bring their work to a wider global audience,” stated Nick Pepper, President of Legendary Television Studios.
Fraction, an Eisner Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author co-created the comic books Sex Criminals, ODY-C, Casanova, and Satellite Sam among others from Image Comics. He also wrote critically acclaimed runs of The Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, The Immortal Iron Fist, Uncanny X-Men, and many more for Marvel Comics.
DeConnick is the co-creator of Image Comics-published Bitch Planet and Pretty Deadly, the latter of which earned her an Eisner Award nomination for Best Writer. Her rebranded run of Captain Marvel for Marvel Comics is the underlying source for the Captain Marvel film set to be distributed in 2019.
“We are thrilled to have a new home for Milkfed with our friends at Legendary who have assured us we can crash on their couches for as long as we want, which is really cool,” said DeConnick and Fraction.
Legendary’s Television division is currently prepping a second season of Lost In Space starring Molly Parker and Toby Stephens and the first season of a Pacific Rim anime series for Netflix; and the first season of Carnival Row, a fantasy noir drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, from Rene Echevarria & Travis Beacham for Amazon.
DeConnick and Fraction are repped by Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston and Katz Golden Rosenman.