Get a First Look at Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika
Internationally renowned comic creator Mirka Andolfo has partnered with executive producer Erik Barmack and his production firm, Wild Sheep Content, for Sweet Paprika, Andolfo’s debut animated series. Barmack joins Sweet Paprika following an eight-year run at Netflix where, among other positions, he served as the Vice President, Head of International Originals, where he spearheaded the development of series including The Witcher from Poland and the United States, La Casa de Papel from Spain, The Rain from Denmark, Dark from Germany, and Sacred Games from India, among others. Barmack has continued his mission of developing esteemed international programming through his own firm, Wild Sheep Content, which he founded in May 2019. The company has secured a number of high-profile projects since its inception, including the animated collaboration with French African artist Nicholle Kobi, Queens, as well as the live-action adaptation of the bestselling Yakuza video game series with Sega and 1212 Entertainment. To date, Wild Sheep Content has secured 12 projects into development with platforms, studios, and third party financiers.
Announced last July, Sweet Paprika is an original idea from Andolfo that revolves around the erotic misadventures of a career-driven woman—Paprika—who reluctantly engages a charming, if immature, delivery boy named Dill. Consumed by her job at a major New York City publisher, Paprika learns to balance her own needs as she embarks on a frustrating, passionate romance with Dill. In October, Andolfo announced that she will also write and draw a Sweet Paprika comic book series, published by Image Comics beginning in July 2021, with Edizioni Star Comics releasing in Italy and Éditions Glénat in France. Arancia Studio is producing both the book and the animated project, with Grey Ladder Productions aiding the latter.