It’s finally happened–the least search engine-friendly comic book series ever is coming to television. Veteran comics creators (and husband-and-wife duo) Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, have penned a two-year overall deal with Universal TV to adapt comic books and original IP for television. Their first project just so happens to be our favorite comic of 2014, Sex Criminals.
For those of you not in the know, Sex Criminals is an Image Comics series by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky that follows a librarian named Suzie and an actor named Jon who sleep together after meeting at a party. Only unlike most one-night stands, this one ends with the pair realizing that when they orgasm, they can freeze time. Naturally, the couple then embarks on a life of crime, robbing banks in order to secure funds to save Suzie’s ailing library. If it sounds weird, it is, but it’s also frequently hilarious, poignant, and heartfelt. And that’s exactly what makes it such an exciting prospect for TV adaptation.
Is Sex Criminals in the vanguard of an indie comic book takeover? Is this the beginning of the end for superhero supersaturation? Or is this too kooky of a concept to make it work on the small screen? Join Jessica Chobot as she tells you everything you need to know about Sex Criminals and more on today’s Nerdist News!
What would you like to see from a Sex Criminals series? Let us know in the comments below. Then be sure to tune in to a brand new Legend of Zelda-tastic edition of Because Science!