Kerry Washington
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Comic book adaptations are all the rage these days thanks to the ongoing success of Marvel Studios on the big screen and DC on the small, so we’re thrilled to share that Kerry Washington is joining the adaptation of Boom! Studios ‘Old City Blues.’ Not only is the ‘Scandal’ actress set to star in the upcoming series but she is also on board as a producer! Gore Verbinski (‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness’) is set to direct the new series with a script by Allison Davis. Chris Black (‘Outcast’) will be the series showrunner and Arash Amel is set as the executive producer.

The story is based on the 2011 comic written by and illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis. The book takes place shortly after 2048 in New Athens. The city is located where Greece once stood and is now run by smugglers, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, and corporations with a police force that can barely keep the peace.

The synopsis of the first trade is below:

The year is 2048. Southeastern Europe. Built on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a city crawling with life – low-life, that is. From mech smugglers and drug dealers, to corrupt politicians and all-too-powerful corporations, the city is at the mercy of high-tech criminals. And it’s up to Solano, Thermidor, and the rest of the New Athens Special Police to keep the city in order. When the cybernetically augmented founder of a tech corporation called Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises suspicion in Solano and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will lead them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.

It isn’t clear which role the actress would have, but my guess would be one of the central police officers which they follow.

This is Washington’s second outing with Hulu, and she is also set to star in and be an executive producer on ‘Little Fires Everywhere.

Are you excited to hear that ‘Old City Blues’ is coming to the small screen? If you’re familiar with the comic is there anything you hope that they keep or cut from the source material? Share your thoughts below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter