Butterfly, the television drama series based on the BOOM! Studios comic books of the same name, has been picked up by Channel 4.
The “Butterfly” comic books, written by Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett, are being adapted for the small screen by Amel (Erased, Grace of Monaco).
Swiss director Baran bo Odar (The Silence) will helm the Butterfly pilot, with Amel executive producing with production company 42’s Ben Pugh (Welcome to the Punch) and Rory Aitken (Monsters: Dark Continent), as well as Brian Kavanuagh-Jones (Insidious trilogy) of Automatik.
Also serving as executive producers are BOOM! Studios’ President of Development Stephen Christy and CEO and Founder Ross Richie.
A “geopolitical thriller,” Butterfly centers on Rebecca Faulkner, a deep undercover operative for secret spy organization Project Delta. After her cover is blown and she is framed for a murder, Butterfly’s handlers disavow any knowledge of her existence, forcing her to go on the run alone. Eventually she is led to a man she thought had been dead for two decades: David Faulkner. Her father.
David himself is no stranger to the world of spies, as he had worked as a post-Cold War operative under the codename Nightingale for Project Delta. Although he has a new identity and family now, memories of spy-hood loom large, and he believes the organization set up Butterfly. So the reunited daughter and father join forces to get at the truth of the conspiracy, all while dealing with twenty years worth of wounds, secrets, and lies.
Stay tuned for further details about Butterfly, including whether a US channel will pick up the series.
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