Dreadstar Creator Jim Starlin to Adapt Comic Book Into TV Series

Dreadstar TV Series

Marvel’s TV empire continues to expand.

A scripted series of the Marvel imprint Epic Comics’ Dreadstar is in development, with artist and creator Jim Starlin (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel) serving as executive producer/writer, our sister site Deadline reports.

The story centers on Vanth Dreadstar, sole survivor of the entire Milky Way galaxy, and an ensemble of crewmates, including cyborg sorcerer Syzygy Darklock. Together, they struggle to end an ancient war between two powerful, evil empires: The Church of the Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal, and the Monarchy, administered by King Gregzor.

Universal Cable Productions is behind the project, which at this early stage has yet to find a cable or network home.

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9 Comments
  1. Ram510 says:

    If it’s going to be on cable then it could be interesting but honestly another superhero show isn’t needed right now

  2. Mark says:

    It sounds more like a space odyssey rather than a superhero show. I’m not against superhero shows by any means but this sounds a bit different which is cool.

  3. MG says:

    I’m scared. I was a huge comic collector in the 80s, and Dreadstar was one of my favorites. This could be awesome, but there are so many ways it could go wrong. Without sufficient budget and a capable cast, it’s sure to disappoint.

    • Tom says:

      Exactly my thoughts. I’m hoping for something amazing. But I think I read Starlin held off for a long time till he got the team he wanted to work on it.

  4. Dr. M says:

    This article is a bit misleading. Epic published this comic but it is entirely creator owned. So this isn’t a Marvel TV show, it is a Jim Starlin show.

  5. herman1959 says:

    A cable home would be best, the networks are home to so many comic-book based shows now.