On the heels that Lucy Punch has been cast in the FX adaption of Brian Bendis’ Powers, comes word that Showtime is prepping the fucking incredible (yes, that pejorative is necessary) 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.
According to Coming Soon, David Goyer will be writing and producing the series. Goyer is a trusted brand when it comes to beloved geek properties.
The series, which launched in 1999 and concluded its planned 100-issue run in 2009, tells the modern-noir tale of a mysterious man named Agent Graves who offers carefully-selected candidates a briefcase containing a handgun and 100 bullets along with the promise that anything they choose to do with those bullets they can never be held legally accountable for.
An anthology of sorts, the comic version features, outside of Graves, a rotating cast; something that is likely to carry over to the Showtime version.
This series would really translate well to the premium cable realm and would fit nicely into the slot left behind by the inevitable departure of Dexter.
It’s also atypical for a comic book, as it’s more of a philosophical look at what one would do if they could get away with murder, while folding in a larger mythology of Agent Graves taking on the multinational organization known as The Trust, a clandestine group of families that control the world’s wealth and power.