CAPTAIN AMERICA Writer Ed Brubaker Creates Crime/Secret Agent Dramas For Fox And NBC
Ed Brubaker (Avengers Vs. X-Men) may have left Marvel, but he won't be disappearing of the radar of fans as the prolific writer has signed up to write and executive produce Rising Suns for Fox and an untitled secret agent drama for NBC. Read on for details!
It seems that whenever a writer leaves Marvel, their luck takes a sudden upturn. Mark Millar now finds himself with several successful creator owned franchises, numerous movie deals and a job as 20th Century Fox's creative consultant. Robert Kirkman has dominated sales charts with The Walking Dead and the AMC adaptation of that series is one of the most successful on television. We could go on, but let's get to Ed Brubaker (Captain America, The Winter Soldier) who it has now been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter has sold two small screen projects to Fox and NBC.
While neither seem to have any direct connections to his comic book work, Fox's Rising Suns, "centers on an American Yakuza underboss fighting for his life – sometimes with martial arts skills he honed during his time in Japan – as he gets involved with the female FBI agent who's hunting him." Brubaker is set to write and serve as executive producer alongside Awake's Kyle Killen. The comic book writer will serve the same roles on the currently untitled NBC drama which is set to focus on, "a young female agent-in-training, who is part of her agency's cleanup crew and shadows a more famous agent erasing all traces of his missions." Peter Traugott and his partner Rachel Kaplan will be executive producers.
It does seem that we've gotten to a point where a lot of A-List writers and artists no longer want to work for The Big Two (Marvel and DC). With creator owned comics booming and Marvel in particular focusing on what Greg Rucka recently called the "Hollywoodization" of the industry (countless titles based on 'The Avengers' will more than likely be followed by countless 'Superman' books at DC next Summer), the next few years may see more and more creators moving away from the world of comics. Either way, best of luck Ed!
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