‘Farmhand’ Comic Being Adapted to Series by AMC
Image Comics’ creepy yet engrossing series Farmhand is coming to TV. Written and illustrated by Eisner-award winner Rob Guillory, Farmhand is about a man who farms human body parts. Guillory will pen the pilot and serve as executive producer alongside LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands).
“The question of who gets to tell stories in television is a critical one, and a key thing I’m focused on is inclusivity, finding diverse writers, creators and talent on both sides of the camera so that we can better reflect the lives and experiences of our audiences,” said Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment networks group at AMC Networks. “These projects both have incredible promise: they come from smart writers and have a totally original point of view.”
“What has always been important to me as a creator is not just the kinds of stories that get told, but who gets the opportunity to be storytellers,” adds Morgan. “With this initiative I wanted more writers of color and women to have seats at the creative table and AMC has been a great champion. These projects by Morgan and Rob, as well as a few others we are developing, are as unique, moving, and powerful as the voices behind them.”
Guillory’s comic series follows Jedidiah Jenkins, a farmer who grows fast-healing, “plug-and-play” human organs. Many have been healed by Jed’s transplants over the years, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it’s beginning to bloom.
AMC has had enormous success bringing adult comic series to the small screen. Just last week AMC announced at SDCC that Dark Horse’s She Could Fly is in development. Could these achieve similar popularity to The Walking Dead? Only time will tell.