Jeff Lemire’s ‘Essex County’ is Being Adapted for the Small Screen

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Essex County, the best-selling (and critically-acclaimed) graphic novel trilogy written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire will be adapted for television by First Generation Films.

According to a press release on Lemire’s website, the series is currently being developed by Canadian television network CBC, which makes sense seeing as the comic is set in an imaginary version of Lemire’s hometown: Essex County, Ontario.

The pilot will be penned by fellow Canadian Aaron Martin, whose writing credits include Degrassi: The Next Generation and Killjoys.

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