Rob Guillory’s graphic novel ‘Farmhand’ is getting the live-action treatment thanks to AMC! The network has had success in both ‘The Walking Dead‘ and ‘Preacher‘ so will, of course, keep up with the trend that is working for them. The new series will have LaToya Morgan (‘Into the Badlands’) overseeing the development for the show.
For those of you unfamiliar with the comic, the official synopsis is below:
Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer—but his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He’s got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn’t the only thing Jed’s got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it’s beginning to bloom. From ROB GUILLORY, Eisner-winning co-creator and artist of Image Comics’ CHEW, comes a new dark comedy about science gone sinister and agriculture gone apocalyptic. Nature is a Mother.
While I haven’t read the entire series, I did previously grab the first couple of issues and can see how this would easily lend itself to a live-action show. I’m just not sure how many seasons they could cover with the material already out there. Not that straying from the source material has been a problem for either ‘The Walking Dead’ or ‘Preacher.’
The series is set to be part of AMC’s Scripted Inclusion Initiative that is striving to have diverse emerging writers work on the channel’s programs. According to Producer Morgan Dover-Pearl:
“What has always been important to me as a creator is not just the kinds of stories that get told, but who gets the opportunity to be storytellers. With this initiative, I wanted more writers of color and women to have seats at the creative table, and AMC has been a great champion. These projects by Morgan and Rob, as well as a few others we are developing, are as unique, moving, and powerful as the voices behind them.”
Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Farmhand’ brought to life on the small screen? If you’ve read the books who would you hope ends up playing Jedidiah Jenkins? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: TV Line