Once more, television has renewed its commitment to making sure the sign in Hollywood reading ā€œ__ Days Without A New Comic Book Adaptationā€ always has a ā€œzeroā€ slat on it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary TV and producer Matt Tolmach are adapting Greg Rucka and Michael Larkā€™s dystopian comic series Lazarus for television.

The comic tells the story of a future world in which 16 extremely wealthy families rule, a patently ridiculous idea that we all know is stupid, because that is way less than the 1 percent of wealthy individuals who actually run things. Each family is protected by a Lazarus, or unkillable genetically engineered being who ā€œuses force and deceptionā€ to keep both the familyā€™s interests and their persons safe. The story follows Forever Carlyle, a particular Lazarus whose name would seem sillier if we didnā€™t live in a world where the names North West and Pilot Inspektor Lee are not cause for removing children from their parents.

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Rucka will write the pilot and produce the show along with Lark and Tolmach, which is hopefully a good thing for the anticipation of quality, considering Rucka is a five-time Eisner winner. (Plus, The A.V. Club is really enjoying where the Lazarus book has been going lately.) Of course, Tolmach is also responsible for producing The Amazing Spider-Man franchise at Sony, because into every comic adaptation a little poorly-thought-out rain must fall. Not that Rucka should be considered infallibleā€”he was executive producer on the movie adaptation of his book Whiteout, a film that literally starts with the words ā€œAntarctica: the coldest, most isolated place on Earth.ā€ So get ready for a Lazarus show that tries to helpfully inform the viewer of things like what brand of shoes the characters are wearing, or maybe when the lease on Forever Carlyleā€™s apartment needs to be renewed.