The comic hasn't even been released yet, but The Disciples has already caught the eye of none other than horror maven Wes Craven—and he's bringing it to TV!
The Disciples was written by comic book author Steve Niles and illustrated by artist Christopher Mitten. Niles is best known for writing the vampire horror comic 30 Days of Night, which was later turned into a movie. Now he's landed another foray into the world of adaptations as he's partnering with Craven to produce The Disciples.
I'd like to sit here and speculate about what the show might look like, but The Disciples (the comic) doesn't even hit stands until May! At this point, we know that it's a sci-fi horror story set in outer space that will most likely be produced by Universal Cable Productions, known for [Being Human](series:721015) and [Defiance](series:722102). Here's an official plot summary:
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult. This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of The Disciples, the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters of the Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him. But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong!
Sounds like an original story that has a lot of potential! Plus, with Wes Craven as a major backer, this is already looking extremely promising.