IDW Publishing has launched a new arm, IDW Entertainment, that is devoted to developing TV properties based on IDW’s catalog of comic books and graphic novels. David Ozer will lead the division.
Titles that IDW is actively developing for television include comic books “Life Undead,” “Brooklyn Animal Control” and “V Wars.” While networks are not attached to the projects yet, creatives have already boarded the development efforts, with Chris Pollack co-exec producing “Life Undead” with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski.
Circle of Confusion, one of the shingles behind AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” will oversee packaging and creative development within IDW Entertainment. (“The Walking Dead” TV series is based on a comic book series of the same name penned by Robert Kirkman.) Circle of Confusion will exec produce TV projects originating at IDW Entertainment, with Rick Jacobs spearheading those efforts.