Disney-owned streamer Hulu has ordered an adaptation of the upcoming comic book series A calculated man.
Jon Kramer and Lee Kramer will serve as executive producers on the project for AfterShock Media, the parent company of AfterShock Comics, which is the publisher behind the soon-to-debut comic book title. Hulu secured the project after outbidding several parts, according to AfterShock.
Peter Calloway, who has produced such shows as Cloak and Dagger, under the dome and Legion, will serve as showrunner on the adaptation, having previously written the title Shadow Doctor for AfterShock Comics.
The “Mathematics Inspired” A calculated man The comic series comes from writer Paul Tobin and artist Alberto Albuquerque and follows Jack Beans, an accountant living in witness protection after betraying his former employers, the Pinafore crime family. After three years, Beans decides to go back to his old life, but what follows is a journey full of murder, mayhem, and math.
“It was a very competitive situation, but creatively they not only understood our vision for the title and lead role of Jack Beans, but also brought us a writer, Peter Calloway, who we had not only worked with before, but also presented us with a concept that was in line with Paul and Alberto’s devilishly fun creation,” said AfterShock Media CEO Jon Kramer.
“It’s not often that a story grabs you by the throat and the heart at the same time,” Calloway added. “A calculated man does exactly that. The moment I read Paul and Alberto’s beautifully bonkers book, I was thrilled to bring it to the screen.
AfterShock Media is comprised of Rive Gauche and AfterShock Comics, the global distributor and publishing company merging in 2020 to sell comic book intellectual property in new formats including TV, film, game and podcast products.
This latest order for AfterShock follows an order in January for a supernatural drama comic book series adaptation. dead dayfrom streamer NBCUniversdsal Peacock, with the series to be adapted by The Vampire Diaries creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.