IDW has yet again teamed up with another studio, a Latin American animation studio,to bring the popular comic book series Brutal Nature to the small screen. Variety reports that the companies have made a development deal and Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti’s beloved series would be the first under their new union. It will be an adult animated series.
Brutal Nature follows a collection of masks that transforms a young man known as Ich into innumerable different beasts and monsters. Using the ancient power, he embarks on a battle that pits the indigenous people of Colombia to defend the encroaching on the Spanish empire, but can this one man beat back these massive forces of this conquering empire. Fernando De Fuentes and José C. García De Letona will produce the series alongside the IDW team. They went on to tell Variety:
“We’ve always been big fans of what Ánima has been doing in the animation space, so we are thrilled with their passion for partnering on ‘Brutal Nature,’” said Paul Davidson, executive vice president of IDW Entertainment. “Their sensibilities will truly expand the amazing world that Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti created.”
“Working with IDW to develop such a unique project is really exciting,” added García de Letona, who serves as COO at Ánima. “’Brutal Nature’ will help us keep building up high quality stories with a Latin sensibility that can be enjoyed all over the world and we can’t think of a better partner to achieve it.”
IDW has been hard at work adapting other comic book series into successful television series for quite some time now. Among some other shows, the company is behind Netflix’s Locke & Key based on the comic book series by Joe Jill and Gabriel Rodríguez, as well as Apple TV+ upcoming series Surfside Girls based on Kim Dwinell’s graphic novels. Ánima has produced titles including Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires, Legend Quest and Space Chickens in Space.
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