Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, is making another attempt to develop a Sam and Twitch series.

Sam and Twitch Series

Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, is developing a live-action series based on Sam and Twitch, who are the two main detective characters that first appeared in Spawn. This is the second attempt that McFarlane has made to develop the series. The first attempt he made was with Kevin Smith.

McFarlane has teamed up the indie studio wiip, with Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg set to script the project. They will executive produce along with McFarlane for McFarlane Films and wiip’s Paul Lee and Mark Roybal.

There’s no major studio, network, or streaming service attached to the project yet. It’s still early in development, but McFarlane notes that the most successful shared universes, such as Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, had decades of groundwork laid out. The report says that “McFarlane believes he is in a unique position to offer something with a track record built over decades and which has grown to include hundreds of characters and sold hundreds of millions of books.”

McFarlane says, “Could there be a third or fourth big shared universe? Possibly. But is it going to happen fast with one or two individuals? No. It’s going to be a long, multi-creator group that is just going to spread your creative seeds and stand back and hope it grows into a forest.”


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