Halifax, Canada-based Copernicus Studios (Pickle and Peanut, Teen Titans Go!) has announced that it will develop the Skullkickers comic series into an adult action-adventure animation series.
Here’s some details from their announcement:
- Skullkickers is described as a “sarcastic send-up of sword & sorcery stories about a trio of mercenaries who kill monsters and cause mayhem in their quest for money, fame and adventure.”
- First published by Image Comics in 2010, the fantasy series was created by writer Jim Zub and illustrator Chris Stevens. Edwin Huang was the main artist on the comic series. Zub has worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network, and has written high-profile comics including The Avengers, Samurai Jack, and Rick and Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons.
- “Demand for adult animated content is on the rise,” says Paul Rigg, president of Copernicus Studios. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the popularity of anime and other content for mature audiences increase in North America. Shows like Castlevania, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, and Rick & Morty are grabbing attention for good reason. It’s a great time to make our mark in this space.”
- Murray Bain, Copernicus co-founder and vp of creative, adds, “We have big plans for these head-cracking heroes! There’s so much in the books to work with and we’re pumped to unleash that same excitement and a whole lot more in animation. It’s time to kick some skulls!”