Happy! an Image series by Grant Morrison and Darrick Robertson has been given a
a pilot order at SyFy, as the relentless march of comics into primetime television continues.
The series concerns a hardboiled hitman who questions his life after he meets a small, imaginary flying blue horse named Happy. See the first link for a detailed review by Laura Sneddon.
The pilot will be directed by Brian Taylor with Neal Mortiz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Jaffe on board as executive produce. While a pilot order doesn’t mean that a series will be made, it’s a step further along the road to reality than the nebulous “option” that almost every comic gets.
Morrison’s been dabbling in showbiz for a while now, but it looks like some things are coming to fruition after long last. His passion project Sinatoro is being developed as a TV show, We3 has been in and out of development, and he’s writing an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New, also with Brian Taylor attached as executive producer and also for SyFY.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.