Michael Moreci And Keith Burns’ ‘ReincarNATE’ In Development For TV, With New Stories Next Year
It seems that there is nothing Hollywood has learned to love more over the past few years than adapting comic books as quirky crime procedurals, so it's always nice when they're starting with one that's already built on that premise. The latest to get the treatment: Michael Moreci and Keith Burns' ReincarNATE, which Deadline announced today as being in development as a one-hour crime drama.
The development for TV will coincide with a new printing from Heavy Metal this fall of the original four-issue run, originally self-published by Moreci with funding from Kickstarter, followed up by a new series in 2016.
If you're not familiar with the comic --- currently on sale at Comixology --- ReincarNATE follows the adventures of Nate McCoy, a private investigator who takes jobs with the hopes of bringing down El Panda, a crime boss who killed his father. There is, however, a catch: In the first issue, Nate takes a bullet in the head from a hitman sent by El Panda, and after he survives with no lasting injuries, he gains the ability to communicate with two of his own past lives: Jameson, a sheriff from cowboy times, and Alan, a hitman from the 1960s. They're on hand to help him out, although naturally, Nate would prefer it if no one knew he was talking to an Old West lawman that only he can see.
No network or cast have been announced for the ReincarNATE TV show, but it's hard to imagine it would be a tough sell in a world where TV adaptations of iZombie, Gotham and Powers all exist, especially with even Supergirl set to follow a similar procedural formula when it debuts later this year.