Universal Cable Productions has teamed with Benderspink (Ride Along) to develop the superhero comic book Dreadstar into a scripted series. Leading comic artist and creator Jim Starlin (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel) who will serve as executive producer and writer. Ford Gilmore is also signed on to produce.
“Jim Starlin’s cosmic space opera is a great read and it’s time for Vanth Dreadstar to make his television debut,” said Dawn Olmstead, EVP, Development at UCP.
Dreadstar is based on the classic character from the Marvel-owned Epic Comics imprint and centers on Vanth Dreadstar, sole survivor of the entire Milky Way galaxy, and an ensemble cast of crewmates, including cyborg sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, and their struggle to end an ancient war between two powerful, evil empires: The Church of The Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal; and the Monarchy, administered by King Gregzor.
“I consider Dreadstar
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