Interest over at FX for a series called Furlough, created by novelist/comic book writer Charlie Huston and The Walking Dead producer Circle of Confusion, has been kicked up. Michael Dinner is reportedly attached to direct any pilot that is commissioned, with Sony TV producing.
According to Deadline, Furlough will be a private investigator/prison drama, an interesting combination to say the least. I like the idea of somehow investigating crimes within a prison, so I can understand why there’s interest in the project. And the talent involved is rather extraordinary. Huston worked to adapt his 2009 crime noir novel, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death. Simply titled All Signs of Death, a pilot was ordered by HBO, which was directed by True Blood’s Alan Ball, but it was not picked up for series.
Michael Dinner recently directed the pilot for Powers, an adaptation of the comic book of the same name. Both Circle of Confusion and Sony TV produced the pilot. Furlough reunites all three together after only a short time of being apart. Aside from Powers and Furlough, Circle of Confusion has yet another adaptation in the works. Chew is being produced for Showtime, with Stephen Hopkins in the director’s chair. It seems comic book and graphic novel adaptations are becoming the next big thing. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up the air. There are plenty of good comics out there, and these adaptations could open the door for more.