Amazon has announced an animated series based on Scott Snyder and Jock‘s Wytches, the six-issue horror comic originally released from Image Comics between 2014-2015. The series also featured colors from Matt Hollingsworth and letters by Clem Robins.
Wytches follows the Rooks family after they move to Litchfield, NH to start their lives over after a traumatic incident. Though they hope for a fresh start, evil permeates the town, and begins to creep into the everyday lives of the Rooks.
Snyder was exuberant about the deal, calling Wytches his “most personal work”:
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. The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life, 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.
The comics has briefly returned twice in; once in 2018 with Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special (actually published on Halloween!), and more recently with a short story in Image 30th Anthology #7 this past October.
According to Snyder’s Substack, the series has been in development for quite some time, and was originally intended to be a film. Here’s what he had to say about the development processs:
I was able to not only write the pilot, but I wound up showrunning the mini room that was put together to develop the first few episodes to see if we could get it across for greenlight. And Jock is essentially the art director, concept art designer, all of it.
The newsletter gives a much more detailed rundown of Snyder’s thoughts on the show, and I would highly recommend a read for anyone interested in Wytches. The animated series aims to air in 2024.