Amazon has ordered an animated tv series adaptation of the comic book Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock, originally released by Image Comics.
Wytches was written by Snyder (We Have Demons, Nocterra) with illustrations by Jock (Batman, Green Arrow) and colors by Matt Hollingsworth (Seven To Eternity, The Flash). The first issue of the mini-series released in October 2014 and wrapped up with the sixth and final issue in March 2015. The creative team released a one-shot in October 2018 entitled Bad Egg Halloween Special.
After a devastating accident, 17-year-old Sailor Rooks moves with her family to an unsuspecting corner of New England. But danger lurks beneath the quaint town – ancient and relentless monsters who feed off our darkest dreams haunt its streets. Wytches is a gripping tale of terror woven around these supernatural forces.
Snyder and Jock will both executive produce along with Plan B Entertainment, Project 51 Productions’ Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios.
“Driven by the pairing of Scott and Jock along with our partners at Plan B and Project 51 Productions, Wytches fuses nail biting horror and evocative drama while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches,” said, Melissa Wolfe, head of animation for Amazon Studios to Variety. “Given the haunting and intimate nature of Scott and Jock’s well regarded comic series, we are looking forward to delivering their creative vision to our global audience and expanding our growing roster of animated series.”
Wytches will join Invincible as the other adult-geared animated comic book adaptation at Amazon Studios, also published by Image Comics.
“Wytches is possibly my most personal work,” Snyder said to Variety. “It’s all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things, both literally and figuratively. I’ve been intimately involved with this animated series from the start, and I can honestly say that I love this show as much as the book, if not more. The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life, and the episodic format expands the world of ‘Wytches,’ taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places. Jock and I are deeply grateful to Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios for believing in Wytches and giving us a chance to make this show dark, personal, twisted, and very special.”