Resonant: Gerard McMurray Brings Vault Comics’ Resonant to BET for TV Adaptation
The post-apocalyptic series Resonant, from Vault Comics, is coming to BET. The filmmaker behind The First Purge, Gerard McMurray, will be adapting the comic series for television as executive producer, writer, and director. McMurray will be working alongside Damian Wassel and F.J. DeSanto for Vault and David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger via Scott Free.
Resonant is based on the comic by David Andry and artists Alejandro Aragon and Skylar Patridge. The story centers on a single father of three who must venture from the secluded haven he built in order to restock the medicine his chronically ill youngest son needs to survive.
When his routine trip goes awry, the man and his children — now separated — will battle everything in their paths to reunite. As each member of the family is faced with an odyssey of their own, they will be forced to confront not only the horrors of the new world order but their doubts about one another and the darkest corners of their own hearts.
“My company, Buppie Productions, is committed to creating exciting and entertaining content that reflects the Black experience across all genres,” said McMurray in a statement.
Aisha Summers Burke, executive vp and general manager of BET Studios also released a statement, saying:
“BET is an iconic brand that has been at the forefront of creating spaces for Black creators like myself to showcase our talent. I’m proud to partner with BET Studios to bring my unique vision for storytelling to the television landscape. Resonant is the perfect first project for me to kick off my deal with BET.
I’m also excited to be working with CBS Studios, Vault Comics, and the amazing team at Scott Free Productions to bring the graphic novel to life as a TV series. We’re so thrilled to have Gerard join our growing arsenal of collaborators for BET Studios.
As BET aligns with the rapidly shifting media landscape, it is vital to work with a team of creators who are tapped into the intricacies and nuances of the Black experience, as well as those whose industry acumen is unmatched. We found this, and much more, in Gerard. We look forward to seeing our partnership flourish through this venture.”
No official word on a release date but the series is slated for BET+ when production is complete.
Source: Vault Comics