BOOM! Studios’ sci-fi comic book series The Woods — about a high school that’s suddenly transported to another planet — has been picked up by Syfy.
The Woods joins Syfy’s other recent comic book conquest Harrow County, both of which will be adapted into hour-long television series.
Brad Peyton, the director of San Andreas will product and direct the adaptation of The Woods.
The unfinished series is currently 27-issues into a planned 36-issue run, with #28 hitting comic stores on December 7.
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (BATMAN ETERNAL, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. Plus, THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like MORNING GLORIES, SHELTERED, and REVIVAL, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.