Spike TV’s original series, “1000 Ways To Die,” will now be showcased in a graphic novel. It was announced Monday by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original series, Spike TV, Thom Beers, chief executive officer and executive producer of Original Productions and Ralph Tedesco, editor-in-chief, Zenescope Entertainment.
The first ever graphic novel adaptation of a Spike TV show will be produced by Tedesco and Zenescope Entertainment, one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world behind such titles as “Grimm Fairy Tales,” “SE7EN,” and “Return To Wonderland.”
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Currently in its third season, “1000 Ways To Die,” created by Thom Beers, is one of the highest-rated original series on Spike TV and most-viewed series on Spike.com, says the company.
The 200-page “1000 Ways To Die” graphic novel will be available in comic stores throughout the U.S. this fall to coincide with new original episodes.
“1000 Ways to Die” showcases some of the most outrageous true stories about those who succumbed to the grim reaper in the most unorthodox of styles. Each case takes viewers through a fast-paced full reenactment interlaced with dramatic witness testimonials, fun historical tidbits, scientific expert explanations and vibrant CGI effects reminiscent of classic comic books.
Playing off the commonly misconceived notion, “that could never happen to me,” “1000 Ways to Die” works to dispel the myth in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, highlighting the comedic irony in all the crazy ways people can get themselves killed.
It comes from producer Thom Beers’ Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.
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