USA Orders Comic Book Pilot ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ from David Goyer, ‘Walking Dead’ EP

‘POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACK’ USA
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USA Network has ordered a pilot for “Brooklyn Animal Control,” based on the IDW comicbook by JT Petty and Stephen Thompson.

Written and executive produced by Petty, the project follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the Case Officers, and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, “Brooklyn Animal Control” will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.

“Batman v Superman” writer David Goyer, Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert and Rick Jacobs, and IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams will serve as executive producers on the project, which hails from Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment.

“Fans of the comic book know that ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ is a thriller anchored inside the world of New York organized crime families,” said Jackie de Crinis, EVP of Original Programming at USA. “At its core, it is a family drama, albeit an unconventional one.”

The network recently announced a pilot pickup for “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” a co-prouduction between Universal Cable Productions and Legendary Television from exec producer Jim Danger Gray (“Orange Is the New Black”) and consulting producer Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones”). They join other pilot orders at USA including “Falling Water” from EPs Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) of Valhalla Entertainment, Blake Masters (“2 Guns”) and the late Henry Bromell (“Homeland”), and “Paradise Pictures” from “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh and exec producer Rick Muirragui. USA also gave a series pickup to thriller “Queen of the South,” from Fox 21 Television Studios, UCO and writers M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller.

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