Amazon Studios is negotiating to bring Ed Brubaker‘s creator-owned comic book series, Criminal, to the small screen. The series debuted in 2006 and has been awarded three Eisner Awards and has always been among the most in-demand books on shelves. Brubaker has been one of comics’ most prolific creators of the 2000s, writing for both DC and Marvel, where he and artist Sean Phillips first launched Criminal under their Icon imprint.
According to the trade report, Brubaker will serve as the showrunner and executive producer for the Amazon adaptation and is currently putting together a writers room. Criminal is set in the fictional Center City where mini-arcs follow rotating protagonists and their connection to generational crime.