The Image Comics horror series Wytches, written by Scott Snyder with art from Jock, has been picked up for adaptation at Amazon. The six-issue series, which debuted in 2014, is being developed as an animated series aimed at adults, joining Vox Machina and Invincible on the streaming series.
“Wytches is possibly my most personal work,” said Snyder, who recently saw another of his Image Comics titles, Nocterra, picked up for series as well. “It’s all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things, both literally and figuratively. I’ve been intimately involved with this animated series from the start, and I can honestly say that I love this show as much as the book, if not more.”
Scottish artist Jock, with whom Snyder also worked on several different Batman-centric books at DC, put together some terrifying work on Wytches. According to Snyder, the animated nature of the Amazon series provides a better medium for Jock’s creations than live-action. “The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life,” Snyder said, “and the episodic format expands the world of Wytches, taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places. Jock and I are deeply grateful to Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios for believing in Wytches and giving us a chance to make this show dark, personal, twisted, and very special.“
No time frame for the development of the series was given, though Melissa Wolfe, head of animation at Amazon Studios, sounds eager to get the project to the screen.
Driven by the pairing of Scott and Jock along with our partners at Plan B and Project 51 Productions, Wytches fuses nail-biting horror and evocative drama while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches. Given the haunting and intimate nature of Scott and Jock’s well-regarded comic series, we are looking forward to delivering their creative vision to our global audience and expanding our growing roster of animated series.Melissa Wolfe