Morrison and Del Rey’s Sinatoro Gets Pick up by Universal Television

SinatoroUniversal Television, Depth Of Field, and Black Mask Studios are going out to directors with a drama television series based on the forthcoming Black Mask comic Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa R. Del Rey from a pilot script by American Odyssey and Heroes’ Adam Armus, Kay Foster and Morrison. Depth Of Field’s Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, and Paul Weitz and Black Mask Studios’ Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz will executive produce with Armus, Foster, Morrison, Kristan Morrison and Adam Egypt Mortimer. The team intends to partner with a director and then take to buyers with the studio.

The comic book series Sinatoro tells of a soldier on a strange mission that takes him into a sinister landscape of American mythologies, melding the Tibetan Book of the Dead with the Great American Road Movie for Morrison’s masterwork on Life, Death, and America. Armus, Foster, and Morrison’s script is a faithful adaptation of the long anticipated work that has been a passion project of Morrison’s for years.

In the release, Morrison said:

Sinatoro reimagines American pop culture as a whole new mythology. It’s about life, death, sex, romance and everything in between.  This is one of my favorite stories and I’m excited to see it finding new life as a television series where we have more opportunity and potential to develop the ideas and characters.

The comic series had been promoted since August of 2015, but hasn’t been released. Black Mask has said the comic will finally hit shelves in 2017.