Hollywood Reporter’s HEAT VISION broke the news that Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising got picked up by Alcon Television Group. Alcon financed/produced movies like BOOK OF ELI, Christopher Nolan’s INSOMNIA, and the Academy Award winning BLINDSIDE.rachel_rising_comic_cover_a_p

Alcon Television Group, the TV arm of Alcon Entertainment, has made Rising the first piece of property it has picked up in its 10 months of existence.

Ben Roberts, an exec at Alcon, is on board to produce. Rising, with its smart mix of drama and horror, has some commonalities with The Walking Dead, including its audience. And it’s no coincidence that Roberts chased it as he was a production consultant AMC’s zombie drama.

It looks like Moore will have a hand in the production of the show:

Moore will serve as an exec producer with Lloyd Levin, a producer well-versed in the comics sphere with credits such as the Hellboy movies andWatchmen. Alcon’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Sharon Hallwill also exec produce.

The comic book—about a young woman who wakes up to find herself standing over her own dead body—really lends itself well to TV adaptation and should be a safe bet for any cable network. Of course we can only hold our breath until when we can actually see a pilot. Hopefully if this is successful we can get FINALLY that Strangers in Paradise Lifetime special.

Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies.  He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat.  You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas.


  1. “Executive Producer” is also a generic term which reliably means little more than “this person had something to do with this show/movie.” At best, you actually have a hand in production; at worst, your name gets on it but you have no control over anything at all. I doubt Stan Lee has anything significant to say or do on the Marvel movies other than show up for his cameos, despite his executive producer credit.

  2. Incidentally, I went to amazon.com to get the trade paperback Volume 2 of this series, but it was sold out, with re-sellers selling it for $40 – 50!!! I went to Terry Moore’s own site and bought it for regular cover price. What’s the what? Is there some breakdown between Moore and amazon?

  3. I’ll definitely check this show out but remember, this is TV. If they turn it into a bunch of P C crap then while I hope it makes a big pay day for Moore, I will stop watching it pronto.

    I have lost nearly all interest in Movies and TV because of the way out of place leftwing crap that is shoved into most stories these days.

    Moore probably is quite a bit left wing himself, but he makes it feel authentic. He doesn’t make it cheap or preachy. That’s why even though I am much farther to the right, I am always excited to read and view his work.

    Do your industry a favor and take some style lessons from him. Let him be a real producer, not just a figure head.

    If RR becomes just one more “la, la, la, diversity is soooo sexy” POS, in the cesspool of similar content that is Mainstream Television, then don’t be surprised when people show little to no interest. Notice in Moore’s Strangers In Paradise that when Katchoo is in love with a woman and a Japanese man it is presented as genuine instead of as a preachy example to be followed by impressionable minds. Francine (the woman) and David (the half? Japanese man) aren’t anywhere near perfect either and have their own troubles to contend with. That makes them human and relatable.

    I don’t have much faith in the Mainstream Media but if you guys do actually work with Moore, you will have a real gem of a show here.

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