Dope as f**k comic ‘RAT QUEENS’ getting ANIMATED SERIES
Holy fucking shit, this is the berries. Rat Queens is one of my favorite comic books, and now it may become one of my favorite animated series. The Filthy Female Fantasy Bonanza ain’t just getting translated to animation, though. Oh no. It’s being done by fucking Heavy Metal and WETA.
After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’sPukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.
Image Comics and Shadowline publish the “Rat Queens” books created by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch.
Weibe’s other Image comicbook, “Peter Panzerfaust” is being adapted by BBC Worldwide, with the pilot penned by “Life on Mars” creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, and Heavy Metal also producing.
Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks. [Variety]