Deadline reports that Jerry Bruckheimer has signed on to produce a television adaptation of Warren Ellis’ “Global Frequency” from DC Comics. The adaptation will be written by “Farscape” and “Defiance” creator Rockne S. O’Bannon. Jonathan Littman will executive produce alongside Bruckheimer, Ellis and O’Bannon, with KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing.
Ellis has confirmed the story on Twitter, saying, “My book ‘Global Frequency’ [is] being adapted for TV (again!)”
“Global Frequency” originally debuted as a limited series from DC Comics’ now-defunct Wildstorm imprint in 2002. The 12-issue series by Ellis and twelve different artists dealted with The Global Frequency: an independent and covert intelligence organization headed up by the mysterious Miranda Zero, whose purpose is to keep the world safe from secret government projects unknown to the general public.
The series has tried to gain traction as a television series before — an adaptation went to pilot at The WB in 2005 and reportedly was in development at The CW in 2009. “Global Frequency” is part of an already ambitious DC Comics-based television slate for the current development season that includes “Supergirl” at CBS and “Lucifer” at Fox with “Titans” rumored to be in development at TNT.