While we wait for the new Spawn movie that Todd McFarlane has long been teasing, we can at least look forward to seeing spinoff characters Sam and Twitch on the small screen.
Deadline is reporting that BBC America has nabbed Kevin Smith to write, direct, and executive produce a series based on the Sam and Twitch comic book series. The show, presumably titled “Sam and Twitch,“ will center on the big-city homicide detectives, first introduced in a 1992 issue of Spawn, who face a series of super grizzly crimes that are connected to the occult.
Sam Burke and Twitch Williams got their own comic series in 1999.
BBC America’s president and GM, Sarah Barnett, had this to say about the project:
I bumped into Kevin Smith at Sundance and he is beyond himself excited about this, about the show. Its kind of frightening and sort of gallows humor. It’s, again, procedural, but in a very modern, contemporary way. So each episode is closed ended, although there are certain character-serialized aspects to the storytelling.
Meanwhile, Smith himself tweeted that Sam & Twitch are the “Jay & Silent Bob of cops,” adding that he “can’t wait to go to Hell & back.”