Gary Spencer Millidge’s “Strangehaven” optioned for Film and TV By IDW Entertainment

IDW Entertainment options Strangehaven (2021)

Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven comic book series has been optioned for film and television by IDW Entertainment.

The company’s track record includes Wynonna Earp for the SYFY Channel, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America, and Locke & Key for Netflix, now in its second season on the streamer.

Strangehaven is a self-published comic book series, created, written, and illustrated by Gary Spencer Millidge. Ostensibly a murder mystery set in a small, isolated village in South West England, Strangehaven fuses elements of folk horror and supernatural soap opera with off-beat humour and an impossibly idealised vision of British rural life.

The fourth volume in the Strangehaven comic book saga, Strangehaven: Destiny is currently being serialised in the British anthology Meanwhile, published by Soaring Penguin Press.

Strangehaven by Gary Spencer Millidge

“I’m very excited to have the team at IDW Entertainment working towards bringing Strangehaven to the screen,” says Gary.

“For those that don’t know, an option gives IDWE the exclusive right to develop Strangehaven for television, film, and other media. While this doesn’t make a Strangehaven TV show or movie a certainty, it does make it somewhat more likely. And I know that many of you reading this have been advocating for a Strangehaven adaptation since it was first published in 1995.

Strangehaven: Conspiracies

“I’m very excited to have the team at IDW Entertainment working towards bringing Strangehaven to the screen and I have no concerns about their commitment to the project,” he continues. “It took ten years for Locke & Key to get made into a Netflix series, including two previous pilot episodes that were both filmed and discarded. Now, Locke & Key has been renewed for a third season!

• Three self-published volumes of Strangehaven –  ArcadiaBrotherhood, and Conspiracies – are available via comic shops and direct from www.millidge.com

• Find Gary Spencer Millidge online at www.millidge.com | More about Strangehaven

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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