Sin City is coming back, and this time it might be done right. Deadline reports that TWC-Dimension is creating a TV show based on the famously dark ‘90s comics series written by Frank Miller. The show will reportedly stick close to the source material and be a “far departure” from the 2005 and 2014 film adaptations, neither of which — especially the sequel — were very popular.
Glen Mazzara will author the show; he’s also written for series like The Shield and The Walking Dead, and served as showrunner for the latter and The Omen. It’ll be directed by Len Wiseman of Underworld and Sleepy Hollow, and overseen by Stephen L’Heureux, the producer of 2014’s truly bad Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. (Here’s hoping he’s learned from his mistakes.) It’s unclear how much Frank Miller will be involved.
We don’t yet have many plot details, but we do know that the show will distance itself from the movies by “introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.”
The Sin City comics, published between 1991 and 2000, illustrate the inhabitants of Basin City (who call it “Sin City”) and the crimes and seediness they participate in and encounter. The series is known for its shocking brutality and film noir-esque, predominantly black-and-white visuals.
The TV show hasn’t yet been picked up by a network, but that doesn’t seem to be for lack of interest: Deadline reports that many networks want it, and that they “are beginning to circle.”