Eric Kripke the creator of Supernatural the popular television series on The CW, is on board to write a new comic book miniseries for the DC Comics imprint Vertigo, titled Amped as well as develop a television series adaptation of the miniseries for USA Network.
Amped, will be a six-issue monthly comic book miniseries, that will debut in fall of this year. The story follows Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man who buys an online ‘smart pill’ to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, but gets much more than he bargained for. To his surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power. The story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.
The USA Network’s annual upfront will take place this upcoming Tuesday, where the network will announce the development on the adaptation of Amped as a television series.
“Eric has such a clever, irreverent cadence which makes him a natural writer for the Vertigo line,” Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond said in a statement. “‘Amped’ promises to be as addictive as its title substance.”
“Pretty much everything I’ve ever written has been insanely influenced by Vertigo, so it’s a dream come true to write my first comic there,” said Kripke. “’Amped’ is a project I’m foaming-at-the-mouth passionate about — and it’s also the most personal, warts-and-all story I’ve ever told. So I’m having the time of my life writing the comic — and basing the TV series off the comic, too. I can’t wait for readers to read it– and then down the road, for watchers to watch it.”
Created and written by Kripke, “Amped” will feature interior art from John Higgins (“Hellblazer,” “Before: Watchmen”) and cover art from Brian Bolland (“Batman: The Killing Joke,” “The Invisibles”).