Fans of The CW’s highly popular cult television series “CHARMED” can rejoice, because the Halliwell sisters are back! Today it was announced via Zenescope Publishing (“THE WAKING”, “WONDERLAND”) that the series will be continuing much in the same vein on “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”, and “ANGEL” as it will be the next television series to get the illustrated treatment. Inside you can find the full press release on the new title that is scheduled for a June release! “Charmed was an American television series that originally aired from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006, on The WB Television Network(currently The CW). The series was created in 1998 by writer Constance M. Burge and was produced by Aaron Spelling and his Spelling Television company, with the show runner being writer-director Brad Kern. The series narrative follows the four Halliwell sisters, Prue, Piper, Phoebe and, later, Paige, the culmination of the long Warren line of powerful, good witches. The sisters, despite being perceived as normal by the non-supernatural community, are known as The Charmed Ones in the magical community, whose prophesied destiny is to battle against evil beings, such as demons and warlocks, to protect innocent lives from being endangered.”
“The comic book publisher, known for beautiful, sultry and strong female characters, has now added three more to the mix. The ultra-popular CHARMED television series aired for eight seasons on The WB network and averaged more than 4 million viewers throughout its run.
Zenescope’s comic book series will feature a brand new storyline which picks up where the television series left off. The story follows the Halliwell sisters, a beautiful trio descended from a line of powerful but good witches, as they battle against evil beings in modern day San Francisco.
Attached to write the new comic book series is author Paul Ruditis, who has written several Charmed novels such as Leo Rising (with Constance M. Burge) and As Puck Would Have It. Co-writing with Ruditis will be Raven Gregory, writer of the acclaimed Wonderland trilogy published by Zenescope. Renowned artist Dave Hoover (Captain America, The Wanderers) will be providing interior illustrations for the series.
“The key to this series success is to strike a nice balance in creating a brand new, intriguing storyline for fans of the television show while also not alienating Zenescope and comic book readers who haven’t really followed it before but might want to now that it’s a comic,” said Zenescope Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco. “The great thing is that Paul and Raven have done just that with this story arc. Anybody will be able to pick up this series and follow it whether or not they ever watched the show before. Moreover, fans of the show are going to be thrilled when they see where this story goes.”
Issue #0 is scheduled for a June release with issue #1 to debut at Comic Con International in San Diego this July.
About Zenescope Entertainment: Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales series and subsequent spinoff series, which put a dark twists on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope’s other past licensed titles include the critically acclaimed Se7en and Final Destination comics and graphic novels based off of New Line Cinema’s film franchises.
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