Bang! with Idris Elba and Mind MGMT get adaptations as Dark Horse and Netflix extend their partnership

Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment have extended their first look deal. Under this multi-year deal, Dark Horse will continue to give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV. 

Netflix and Dark Horse recently collaborated on the third season of The Umbrella Academy, which in its first four weeks reached the Netflix Global Top 10 in TV in 91 countries with 283.55M hours viewed (as of July 17, 2022) 

New projects in active development under the Dark Horse Entertainment banner include:

  • Bang! starring Idris Elba and directed by David Leitch 
    • Based on the comic series by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres, the feature film adaptation of this stylish spy thriller will be written by Kindt and Zak Olkewicz
    • Producers: Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick for 87 North, and Idris Elba
    • When a terrorist cult sets out to start the apocalypse with a series of novels meant to brainwash their readers, the world’s most celebrated spy is sent to track down and kill the author responsible.
  • Mind MGMT with Curtis Gwinn set to Executive Produce this series adaptation of the comic book series by Matt Kindt
    • A young woman stumbles onto the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success – and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
    • Executive Producers: Curtis Gwinn, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse
  • Next up for Dark Horse is the 8 episode series Grendel, based on the classic comic by Matt Wagner. Andrew Dabb created the series, which is in post-production.

Previous Dark Horse Entertainment releases include the Netflix film Polar, starring Mads Mikkelsen, the Netflix animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, returning later this year with Season 2, and the animated film Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness, which recently spent four weeks on the Netflix TV (English) Top 10. 

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