Netflix has announced that it is making a series out of Image Comics’ Nocterra. Netflix has created series on the comics The Sandman, Locke & Key, and The Umbrella Academy. The comic Nocterra follows a ferryman, Val Riggs; she transports people and goods along an unlit road in a world plunged in darkness. This will be the first project that has come out of Netflix’s deal with Roberto Patino. He will be the showrunner of the drama series from Image Comics. Patino is the current showrunner for DMZ, HBO Max’s upcoming HBO DC Comics adaptation. The veteran showrunner has experience with the series Westworld and Sons of Anarchy as well. The Image Comic now has its time to shine.
No one is more thrilled about the upcoming Netflix series than Robert Patino. He will also write the script and exec produce alongside James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett. Patino commented on the upcoming Image Comics adaptation stating:
The ease, honesty and profound creative support I’ve found in Bela Bajaria, Peter Friedlander, Matt Thunell, Alex Sapot, Andrew McQuinn and Kenyatta Smith has been nothing short of ideal. Netflix is an extraordinary champion of intentional and inclusive storytelling, and I’m so eager to use this opportunity to tell bold stories that properly represent the Latinx community in entertaining, exhilarating and powerful ways. I couldn’t be happier to call Netflix my new home, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running with Nocterra and my boundary-pushing friends and partners at Atomic Monster.”
Nocterra from Image Comics is becoming a Series
Image Comics has brought the world The Walking Dead, Kick-Ass, Invincible, Saga, and Witchblade. Networks and streaming services have been scooping up these works for years, with commercial success. Now it’s the comic Nocterra‘s turn. The popular Image Comics series that’s sold-out issues has a new frontier. The comic being on a streaming service will introduce it to a whole new audience base. Netflix will show the world of darkness that turns living things into horrifying creatures. Val’s big rig of artificial light will be at the center of the story. Netflix has missed the mark for some of its adaptations. Patino has experience as a showrunner of adaptation series, meaning this will hopefully stand as a solid, enjoyable adaptation. Fans of this comic will have high expectations for the Netflix series version of Nocterra.