Just over a month after Netflix announced that it grabbed the adaptation rights to Sweet Tooth, another Jeff Lemire title is coming to television. NBCUniversal has landed the TV rights to both Descender and Ascender.
Created by Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, and published by Image Comics, Descender is described as “One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera.”
Ascender is a sequel described as “Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!”
Lemire and Nguyen are executive producing.