Sin City TV Series in the Works

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We’ve seen plenty of new TV shows based on movies over the past few years, but for every pleasant surprise like Fargo or Ash vs. Evil Dead there has been an equally unsuccessful Minority Report or Rush Hour. Clearly the premium cable channels have the edge over network TV, but that becomes even more important when the source material was R-rated to begin with. Case in point: the Weinsteins are currently developing a TV series based on Frank Miller’s Sin City, which could be a great fit for the pulp anthology nature of the original graphic novels. We just don’t know where it will end up as of yet. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Deadline, TWC/Dimension is currently developing a small screen reboot of Frank Miller’s Sin City. The idea is to “hew closely to the graphic novels” while also “introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.” Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield) is writing and producing while Len Wiseman (Underworld) will direct the pilot.

The project was first announced back in 2013 as one of several TV projects being pursued by The Weinstein Company. At the time, it sounded like Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez would be involved, but there is no mention of them here. To be honest, it’s a bit surprising that this isn’t being planned as a property for Rodriguez’s El Rey TV network. Several networks are said to be circling, although it is unclear who might be interested. TWC previously produced the Scream TV series for MTV. Are you interested in a Sin City TV series?

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