Rat Queens Is Going To Be A TV Show!

Image Comics' Rat Queens is being made into an animated series! Weta Workshop animation studio Pukeko Pictures will team up with Heavy Metal to adapt the comics series by Kurtis J. Weibe and Roc Upchurch into a 30-minute television show by the same name.

Via Variety, where news of the series broke:

The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

...Pukeko's Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal's Jeff Krelitz. HM's David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

..."'Rat Queens' is a standout in the marketplace as a diving rod for fangirls, a market as yet untouched by most comics publishers," Krelitz said. "It is not only perfect for the TV space, but much needed."

[Variety]