Ed Brubaker and Legendary TV Studios announced a finalized deal late Wednesday evening, bringing the comics and TV writer on for various projects. This multi-year overall deal puts him in charge of adapting some of the comics he originally brought to life as well as creating new I.P. for the studio.
Brubaker’s work in TV includes Supervising Producer for Westworld and co-creator of Amazon’s Too Old to Die Young which became the first streaming show to make its debut at Cannes film festival.
In the world of comics, Brubaker’s most acclaimed partner in crime is artist Sean Phillips. The two are probably more iconic as a duo than as solo creators thanks to titles like Criminal, Incognito, Fatale, The Fade Out, and Kill or be Killed. Though these are all indie titles, Brubaker has spent time in the world of capes and cowls, too. While at Marvel, he penned the “Winter Soldier” arc of Captain America, which led to the resurrection of Bucky Barnes. These works, and others, would help him tally up five Eisner wins for best writer.
The Ed Brubaker deal with Legendary is only the most recent in the world of comics. About a year ago, Saga and Y: the Last Man co-creator Brian K. Vaughan inked his own similar deal with Legendary and just a few weeks ago announced the Paper Girls show for Amazon. The studio itself is also no stranger to adaptation either. Its responsible for Detective Pikachu, the Lost in Space reboot for Netflix, Dune: the Sisterhood for HBO: Max and even a Pacific Rim anime for Netflix.
Curious for more Brubaker? Check out our recent interview with the man himself.