Geiger, a comic book series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, will officially be getting a TV series adaptation from Justin Simien alongside Paramount Entertainment. The adaptation is reportedly part of an overall deal between Simien and Paramount and will see Johns serving as an executive producer alongside Simien.
First published by Image Comics in April 2021, Geiger tells the story of Tariq Geiger, a family man struggling to survive in the radioactive wastelands of 2050, years after a nuclear war decimated the planet. The official comic description describes Geiger as “a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear,” giving the man a fearsome reputation as he battles all kinds of wasteland scavengers, but after Geiger fights the wrong set of violent outlaws, he’s forced to come head-to-head with the criminal empire they’re connected to.
‘Geiger’ TV Series: A Deal Between Paramount and Culture Machine
According to Deadline, the planned TV adaptation of Geiger will be created as part of a three-year overall deal between Paramount Pictures and Culture Machine, Justin Simien’s production company, which also reportedly includes Plan A from Steven J. Kung for Starz and Lionsgate. Culture Machine was also behind all four seasons of Netflix’s Dear White People, a 2017 comedy series based on Simien’s 2014 feature film of the same name, which starred Tyler James Williams (Detroit) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Love and Thunder).
Geoff Johns, the comics’ writer, will be responsible for the Geiger TV series plot, while also serving as showrunner and executive producer alongside illustrator Gary Frank, Simien, Kyle Laursen, and Jamie Iracleanos from Mad Ghost (Stargirl, Superman & Lois). Aside from the Geiger TV adaptation, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have most recently collaborated on Junkyard Joe, a Geiger comic spinoff centered around a heroic robot soldier.
Details surrounding the TV adaptation of Geiger, including the series’ cast and projected release date, are not available at this time but will likely be released as the series continues production.