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Ales Kot's ZERO May Be Coming to the Small Screen

Image's espionage book to become a television series.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Ales Kot's book at Image, ZERO, may be coming to a television screen near you. ZERO is an espionage story which features a collaboration with numerous artists on the series. With ZERO, Kot wanted to explore "war, violence, nature and nurture... Each project has to come from a true place — and in this case, I had to face my own darkness, both in terms of genetic and cultural heritage. It's easy to wallow in the pain, but to create something new out of it — that was the goal."

Kot didn't want to sell the rights to the book and wanted to be a part of the creative process when it came to putting the show together, so he wrote the pilot script himself and he signed with WME. As of now, there is no set release for the show nor has it been picked up yet because the series is still in development, but Kot stated the series will be different than what fans know from the books:

"The TV series is not the same as the comic...but it has a very similar high-strung energy, an interest in many of the same themes and an atmosphere that lies at the intersection of a stylized, adrenaline-heavy action thriller and an existential spy horror. It's an exploration of the secret superagent archetype, of American dreams and of American dread — an examination of privacy, security, freedom and what we do for them."

More news on the potential ZERO television series as it develops.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

25 Comments
Posted by dagmar_merrill

Cool. I like Zero.

Posted by The_Tree

Neat. Hopefully, if it gets picked up, it goes to a good cable network.

Posted by longbowhunter

I could see it working as a tv show.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Comics are taking over TV and Movies!

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Posted by manwithoutshame

Issue 9 out next week, gotta have it!

Posted by Ms-Lola

This sounds cool. Good to know producers are looking outside of the main two comics powerhouses for television series.

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Edited by Astro_Zombie78

I was thinking of picking up the vol. 1 tpb. Would I be wasting my money?

Posted by manwithoutshame

@astro_zombie78: I fully endorse this series. Each issue stands alone, is action packed, and totally satisfying. I understand it's hard to commit to things these days comics aren't getting any cheaper but Zero delivers.

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Posted by redhood21

loved this series. hope the show happens

Posted by InFamous_Wolf

That's so F@#king awesome! All aboard the hype train!

Posted by Cavemold

tv/movie ready

I like the comic so yea!

Posted by Bl00dwerK

I need to get around to reading Zero but I'm reading so many already...

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Image Comics has so many great books I'm surprised there aren't more adaptations being planned.

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Edited by MixMastaMicah5

This book is awesome. Glad it's getting the spotlight

Posted by Hanson724

Please,please,please let this be on a good channel

@bl00dwerk said: I need to get around to reading Zero but I'm reading so many already...

I'm pretty sure the first trade is only $10, probably less online and you won't be disappointed :-)

Edited by tparks

I love this series. I'm curious how this would work as a TV series, because of how original the comic is. I've got high hopes, and am glad to hear so much praise for Zero. Hopefully this can continue forcing Zero to become an ongoing. =)

Posted by Bl00dwerK

Please,please,please let this be on a good channel

@bl00dwerk said: I need to get around to reading Zero but I'm reading so many already...

I'm pretty sure the first trade is only $10, probably less online and you won't be disappointed :-)

Sweet. Thanks. I may have to check it out...