After leaving Blink-182 in 2015, Tom DeLonge crafted an amazingly well written graphic novel titled ‘Strange Times’ which is now making its way to the small screen. This adaptation of Delonge’s work is heading to TBS and is being written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge will also serve on the production as an executive producer with The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland as well as Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder.
For those unfamiliar with ‘Strange Times,’ there are multiple installments and the first graphic novel titled ‘Strange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain’ is described below:
The highly anticipated debut of the investigative adventures of the Strange Times crew written by Tom DeLonge! The Curse of Superstition Mountain Don’t F**king Die is a 28-page full color, hardcover book that follows Charlie, Mettheson, Wiz, Riley, and Mouse as they locate and document paranormal activity. With plenty of profanity, mom jokes, and urine, this title is intended for (iM) Mature audiences only.
This served as a prelude to the novel ‘Strange Times: The Ghost In The Girl’ which further introduced these characters and the world which they live in.
Speaking of the characters, DeLonge reveals they’re all loosely based on friends he had while growing up:
“Is there one character of the five kids you most identify with?
The gang of characters in the story is based on the tribe of degenerate skateboarders that I grew up with — right around the same time I started my band Blink-182. The story is also set in that same town. Charlie, the main character, is a bit of myself. A boy searching for answers, trying to find a way out of suburbia, but laughing with his ridiculous, irreverent friends along the way.”
DeLonge has been working on the idea for over 10-years, and it initially started from a website where “people shared weird, paranormal stories — a lot of them with credible evidence.” The graphic novel and later novel were inspired by these events and this is the inspiration of the television series. The purpose behind DeLonge’s vision is to create a “science fiction Disney” that has various science fiction and paranormal franchises that are all starting from ‘Strange Times.’
Are you looking forward to seeing how ‘Strange Times’ is developed for TBS? Do you feel that Tom DeLonge has a hit on his hands? Share your thoughts in the comments below!