After 14 years off the air, ‘Witchblade’ is coming back to TV. The property, based off the Image Comics series of the same name, has been given a script commitment by NBC – a far ways off from an actual series being created, but a big step in the right direction.
The ‘Witchblade story first debuted at Image Comics in 1995, from creators Mrc Silverstri, Michael Turner, Brian Haberlin, and David Wohl. It ran for over six years on the company’s Top Cow imprint and has seen life after publication via an anime series and a two-season TV series on TNT in 2001-2002, starring Yancy Butler in the lead role. At this time, it is not believed that the new series will be in any way connected canonically with the previous TV series. The new series’ genesis will be brought to life courtesy of Carol Mendelsohn, former showrunner & Executive producer on ‘CSI,’ and Caroline Dries, the showrunner of the about-to-wrap ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
For those unfamiliar with the ‘Witchblade’ legacy, The Hollywood Reporter sums up the general gist of the tale fairly succinctly:
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the Sony Pictures Television drama centers on homicide detective Sara Pezzini, who’s on the hunt for an elusive serial killer and must navigate the grisly streets and police politics of San Francisco’s Mission District — until one day, the bracelet she has worn her entire life gives her supernatural insight into a crime she’s trying to solve. Her bracelet is the Witchblade, an amulet that has been worn by remarkable women throughout history, and Sara is next in line.
The ‘Witchblade’ comic series gained notoriety in the late-’90s among comic book aficionados due to lead character Sarah Pezzini’s distinct lack of wearing clothing when “possessed” by the Witchblade. To avoid complete shutdown by the Comics Code Authority, however, the supernatural mechanism tastefully covered Pezzini’s “lady bits” – but not much else. See your own personal Google search for more details.
‘Witchblade’ does not currently have any information available surrounding an anticipated premiere date.
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