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Showtime developing demon-vs-mobster series The Damned

08.24.2011by: Eric Walkuski

Showtime is currently in development on a very intriguing series, one that might fit snugly aside their serial killer drama "Dexter". It's called "The Damned", and it's based on Oni Press' graphic novel series of the same name by Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn. Essentially, the books focus on a cursed man in the middle of a turf war between gangsters and demons in prohibition era Chicago; it's been called a cross between "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and THE GODFATHER. Potential for something kick-ass, right?

Here's the official synopsis from Oni Press:

During the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on vices of the people, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust, and other sins to fuel a much more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Three demon families (the Aligheris, the Roarkes, and the Verlochin) control soul-trafficking within the city, capitalizing on "the rackets" to lead unfortunates into their grasp and poor Eddie is caught in the middle.

X-MEN and WATCHMEN scribe David Hayter - who made news a few weeks ago with another project - is writing the show, as well as executive producing. Closed on Mondays Entertainment, the Littlefield Co. and CBS Television Studios are producing.

WATCHMEN hottie Malin Akerman

Extra Tidbit: Does this one sound appealing to you?
Source: Deadline.com



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