Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge left the hugely successful band in 2015 in part to explore other opportunities, including his interest in aliens and the paranormal. His passion resulted in the acclaimed graphic novel, “Strange Times”, which is now being turned into a series for TBS, Variety reports.
The series, which the site says is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.
” ‘Strange Times’ began as an interactive website where people shared weird, paranormal stories — a lot of them with credible evidence,” said DeLonge. “That helped inspire the story behind the graphic novel and also a prose novel that I published. ”
As for the characters, the series has sort of a V/H/S vibe.
“The gang of characters in the story is based on the tribe of degenerate skateboarders that I grew up with — right around the same time I started my band Blink-182,” he added. “The story is also set in that same town. Charlie, the main character, is a bit of myself. A boy searching for answers, trying to find a way out of suburbia, but laughing with his ridiculous, irreverent friends along the way.”
Watch for more if TBS were to give the series a greenlight sometime in 2019.