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X-Men uni­verse x-pand­ing into TV with le­gion on FX and Hell­fire at Fox.

FX de­vel­op­ing Brian K Vaughan’s beloved comic Y: the last Man.

Ge­orge RR Martin’s were­wolf novella Skin trade snapped up by Cine­max.

Mar­vel com­edy cleanup crew or­dered to pi­lot at ABC.

Terry Gil­liam may bring time ban­dits to TV for Ama­zon.

Game Of Thrones pro­duc­ers writ­ing fan­tasy se­ries the Per­ished land.

HBO in early talks to make a watch­men se­ries with Zack Sny­der.

The CW bring­ing Clive Barker’s novel weave­world to TV.

Ken­neth Cal­houn’s mys­tery black Moon head­ing to Hulu.

Hor­ror comic Hack/Slash be­ing adapted for TV.

Lion­s­gate de­vel­op­ing the Kingkiller chron­i­cles a TV show.

Top author Pa­trick Ness to script Doc­tor Who spin-off class for BBC Three.


is one of my favourites. I also love con­tem­po­rary hor­ror… Korean hor­ror and Bri­tish hor­ror and Amer­i­can hor­ror. Bri­tish hor­ror will take its time in de­vel­op­ing char­ac­ters, and the sto­ries go a lit­tle more in depth. Korean hor­ror is gen­uinely hor­ri­fy­ing. And Amer­i­can hor­ror is very bloody.

Favourite SF/fan­tasy TV shows

Doc­tor Who is one of my favourite shows. I know a lot of the cur­rent casts, and one of the most gen­uinely em­bar­rass­ing mo­ments of my life was be­ing at Comic-Con and run­ning into Matt Smith while dressed as David Ten­nant and hav­ing to ex­plain it. It’s like run­ning into your cur­rent girl­friend with your ex-girl­friend: “I have a bow tie too! I just didn’t bring it!”

Favourite SF/fan­tasy comics and books

I love Saga, Y: The Last Man, Locke & Key, Sweet Tooth… I still love Pet Se­matary. It is a phe­nom­e­nal book; and when I was get­ting bul­lied in school I was very smug about my gi­ant pet se­matary. I love that kind of clas­sic Stephen King hor­ror.

Favourite SF/fan­tasy hero

I’ve al­ways loved char­ac­ters that were able to out­smart peo­ple with­out hav­ing to re­sort to play­ing the game of just beat­ing the shit out of them. Doc­tor Who, Val Kilmer in Real Ge­nius, Pe­ter Parker… Those are the char­ac­ters that I grav­i­tate to­wards.

Talk­ing Dead is cur­rently air­ing on Fox UK.

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