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Something Is Killing The Children In Development At Netflix

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 23, 2023) – Netflix has commissioned Baran Bo Adar and Jante Friese, acclaimed creators of Dark and 1899, to develop a TV series adaptation of BOOM! Studios’ runaway hit series SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN. The project comes through Netflix’s first-look deal with BOOM! Studios, and will be the first TV series from Adar and Friese under a newly-signed multi-year Netflix overall deal. 

BOOM! Studios’ Stephen Christy and Ross Richie will executive produce the adaptation, with James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera co-executive producing.

When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters.

Co-created by writer James Tynion IV (Batman, Department of Truth) and illustrator Werther Dell’Edera, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is one of the most successful original comic book series of the last five years, winning multiple Eisner Awards including 2022’s Best Continuing Series award, and selling over 2 million copies worldwide. The series has been translated into multiple languages in over 20 countries outside of North America. The first issue of the SIKTC spin-off series, House of Slaughter, sold over 500,000 copies and became the 2nd highest-selling non-Marvel non-DC debut title of the last 25 years.

“Bo and Jante have spent the last few years making some of the best genre television in the world,” said Something is Killing the Children co-creator James Tynion IV. “I couldn’t be more thrilled that they’re working to bring Erica Slaughter to life.”

“I cannot imagine anyone more exciting than Baran Odar and Jantje Friese,” said co-creator Wether Dell’Edera. “Their storytelling, direction, combined with Something is Killing the Children… wow! I can’t wait to meet their version of Erica.”

For continuing news on SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—the company has produced bestselling, award-winning original work, including Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, Something is Killing the Children, and Lumberjanes, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and The Jim Henson Company properties. R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond, based on bestselling BOOM! graphic novel series, is currently streaming on Disney+. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through a first-look relationship with Netflix including the upcoming animated TV series Mech Cadets in 2023. Please visit for more information.
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February 23, 2023
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