Brian Michael Bendis, the creator of the beloved characters Miles Morales and Naomi McDuffie, has announced that he’s working on an animated tv series for Legion Of Superheroes. This won’t be the first time he has been linked to animation, though. The writer also worked on Spiderman: The Animated Series and Ultimate Spider-man.
He announced on his online newsletter:
So, miracle of miracles, HBO then asked what else I would want to do and if there’s any DC properties I thought would make an interesting show. I may have yelled the word LEGION louder than you want to in a normal adult person business meeting.
So yeah, the headline today is…
HBO Max has put me to work on a LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TV SHOW.
At the moment it is being developed as an adult animated show. Can you tell I am jumping up and down about this? I’ve been working on it for a while and last week I was sent to the next phase.
Although the series is in the early stages of development, he wrote that it will be based on Legion of Super-Heroes, set in the 31st century where a new team of superheroes vows to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors.
Facts: its very early goings but I can tell you This will be an adaptation of the Legion of superheroes that Ryan Sook and I have been working on the last few years, and just like that series, on sale now, it will harken back to so many classics while at the same time doing what Legion does: pushing all the ideas of superheroes forward in every direction.
I think Legion of superheroes is among the greatest franchises in the history of comics and I’m as honored to be curating them as I was Spider-man.
There have been many members of The Legion since it was introduced in 1958. Characters such as Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Superboy, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Star Boy, Brainiac 5, Supergirl, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lass, Ferro Lad, Shadow Lass and many, many more.
We’re looking forward to seeing these characters brought to life since their last cartoon series, Legion of Super Heroes (2006).
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