Dark Horse Comics TV show plans
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Since Umbrella Academy helped lay the groundwork to prove Dark Horse has solid material throughout its portfolio, maybe this is how Hellboy and the BPRD can overcome the film failure.

And being Netflix, it could be slightly racy and not impact the horror side of the stories. :wishluck:

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Embracer Group, a European holding company with a portfolio of video game development studios and publishers, has entered into an agreement to publish Dark Horse Comics, one of the largest publisher of comics in the United States. Embracer Group announced the purchase today, stating that the sale would be finalized in early 2022. The purchase will include Dark Horse's comics publishing arm, production company, and the comics retail chain Things From Another World. As a part of the purchase, Embracer Group will keep Dark Horse as a separate operating entity, similar to nine other companies owned by the group. Current Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson will continue to the lead the company after the acquisition. Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed. 

 

"I can't express the excitement I feel as Dark Horse moves into this new chapter in our history," Richardson said in a press release announcing the purchase. "The synergies that exist with the Embracer network of companies  promises exciting new opportunities not only for Dark Horse, but also for the creators and companies we work with. I've had a number of compelling conversations with Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors and I'm very impressed with him and what he and his team have built. I have to say, the future for our company has never looked brighter."

 

Embracer Group is the holding company that owns THQ Nordic, Saber Interactive, Deep Silver, and Koch Media, as well as numerous smaller game studios that operate under one of its company's umbrellas. Some of the company's notable franchises include Darksiders, Dead Island, and Destroy All Humans. 

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Embracer cited that Dark Horse would strengthen its transmedia capabilities by adding expertise in content development, comics publishing, and film & TV production. Dark Horse owns or controls more than 300 intellectual properties, which represents an opportunity to grow Embracer's portfolio of IP and strengthen the opportunity to develop IP in multiple media simultaneously. 

 

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On 12/21/2021 at 8:31 AM, Mecha_Fantastic said:

I wouldn't mind seeing Captain Midnight get some attention. Too bad it'll be Ghost and probably Barb Wire because of the awful 90's film. 

X has been in the works for years. And then there are others.

 

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Really sad they lost Aliens and Predator 

I really wanted to see Hive made into a movie or show

Do they still own rights to Mask? I think that would make an excellent show

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On 12/21/2021 at 4:01 PM, The Meta said:

Really sad they lost Aliens and Predator 

I really wanted to see Hive made into a movie or show

Do they still own rights to Mask? I think that would make an excellent show

They are actually working on a Mask reboot. Though not sure how excited I am for that.

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On 12/21/2021 at 2:29 PM, Bosco685 said:

They are actually working on a Mask reboot. Though not sure how excited I am for that.

Well, look at it this way, it cant be worse than Tick

Tick took a bit to grow on me, but the Amazon series wasn't terrible. I still think an adult cartoon, much in the line of Archer, would translate very well, and since superheroes have taken off, a wide audience would be very accepting of the material

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Embracer Group may as well brag about its course to world domination. This news shores up that the Swedish juggernaut is entering the world of multimedia fame. That may be why the progenitor of Dark Horse, Mike Richardson, is so happy about this:

 

“I can’t express the excitement I feel as Dark Horse moves into this new chapter in our history. The synergies that exist with the Embracer network of companies promise exciting new opportunities not only for Dark Horse but also for the creators and companies we work with. I’ve had a number of compelling conversations with Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors and I’m very impressed with him and what he and his team have built. I have to say, the future for our company has never looked brighter.”

 

Once the cleaning crew vacuumed confetti from the floor and balloons were let loose, the fans were left wondering. What does this acquisition mean for them? How will Dark Horse Comics grow from this acquisition?

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