USA Network has picked up a pilot order for a series based on the comic book property Brooklyn Animal Control. The project is written and executive produced by J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell). David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman), Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs (Spare Parts) & David Alpert (The Walking Dead), and IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer & Ted Adams (30 Days of Night), will also executive produce. Brooklyn Animal Control is based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Petty and illustrated by Stephen Thompson, and is a co-production with Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment.
“Fans of the comic book know that Brooklyn Animal Control is a thriller anchored inside the world of New York organized crime families,” said Jackie de Crinis, Executive Vice President Original Programming, “At its core, it is a family drama, albeit an unconventional one.”
Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens – werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the Case Officers and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, Brooklyn Animal Control will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.
Additionally, USA Network recently announced a pilot pick-up for Poor Richard’s Almanack, a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. Poor Richard’s Almanack comes from executive producer Jim Danger Gray (Orange is the New Black) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones). Previously announced pick-ups also include the Universal Cable Production dramas Falling Water from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) of Valhalla Entertainment, Blake Masters (2 Guns) and the late Emmy Award-winner Henry Bromell (Homeland), along with Paradise Pictures from executive producer Aaron Korsh (Suits) and Rick Muirragui (Suits).