The Punisher star Thomas Jane, Logan screenwriter David James Kelly and Mike Carey are collaborating on a Lycan series for AfterShock Comics.
The description of Lycan reads, “Year of Our Lord 1777: A hardened band of international big game hunters returning from Africa are shipwrecked off a small British island. In exchange for new supplies and the repairing of their good ship The Calydonian, Lord Ludgate engages the men for a task they are particularly well suited for: find the Berserking Beast that has been eating his subjects, including a group of young Benedictine Nuns, and destroy it.”
“Thomas and I have talked about working together for quite a while now, so when the chance came to merge his love and passion for the comic book medium with AfterShock’s own, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect,” said Joe Pruett, Publisher and CCO of AfterShock Comics. “With our proven track record of launching successful, creator-owned titles, and the talent Thomas brings to the creation of a book the opportunities for this book and our relationship are limitless.”
“I am beyond excited to be partnering with AfterShock Comics to develop the universe of Lycan,” Jane said. “It’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time and I’m very lucky to have a great team of creators with David and Mike to bring it to life through the upcoming comic book series.”
Jane is co-founder of Renegade Entertainment alongside Lauren Penn. The company launched in late 2019 and recently completed production on the western thriller The Last Son, starring Thomas Jane, Sam Worthington and Colson Baker, and the horror-comedy Slayersstarring Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane and Malin Akerman. Renegade will soon start production on the anticipated crime drama series Troppo alongside AGC Television, starring Jane.
“Being a company that prides itself on a maverick creative spirit and transmedia approach to storytelling, we’re beyond excited to segue into the comic world with Lycan, and to work alongside our amazing and like-minded partners at Aftershock Comics,” said Lauren Penn, co-founder of Renegade Entertainment. “Their expertise and experience will be instrumental in bringing this universe to fans globally.”
The initial six installments of Lycan will debut in the first half of 2022.