Vault Comics’ Vagrant Queen will be heading to Syfy as a live-action adaptation produced by Blue Ice Pictures. The show will feature an all-female team of writers and directors including Jem Garrard as creator and showrunner.
The science fiction adventure series was co-created by Eisner- and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Jason Smith. The show is set to start principal photography this summer in Cape Town, South Africa with a premiere date slated for 2020. Currently the adaptation will have ten one-hour episodes.
Adriyan Rae (Light as a Feather) will take on the lead role of Elida with Tim Rozon (Diggstown) as Isaac and Paul du Toit (Maze Runner) as Commander Lazaro.
Here is the official synopsis from the producers: “Vagrant Queen follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae, to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro.”
As for executive producers, the list includes Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron (Goalie) in addition to F.J. DeSanto and Damian Wassel of Vault Comics. Mika Collins (Deep Six) and Mariko Tamaki (Skim) will cover writing duties and so far confirmed directors are Jem Garrard (Mech X4) and Danishka Esterhazy (Banana Splits).
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