Official press release from Legendary Entertainment for my first original IP.
Following the Success of Firebrand Season 1, Legendary Set to Debut 2nd Season Alongside New Titles Cursed and Rob Exclusively on LINE Webtoon in 2018
LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2017 – LINE Webtoon (http://www.webtoons.com), the popular digital comics publisher pioneering the development and distribution of comics worldwide, and comic publisher Legendary Comics announced today an expansion to their partnership that will include two all-new titles and a second season for red-hot series Firebrand. Headlining this expansion is Cursed, a new fantasy series, in Scottish mythology starring entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who). The partnership will also bring LINE Webtoon readers new series Rob, a medieval action-packed hero’s journey by Richard Dinnick, and the highly anticipated second season of Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano, a thrilling supernatural series from Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot, author/producer Erika Lewis and artist Claudia Aguirre.
“Legendary Comics continues to produce explosively popular comic series, and we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “We saw a huge success with Firebrand and look forward to not only continuing the series but also bringing two additional series to Webtoon, including titles by John and Carole Barrowman, Erika Lewis, Jessica Chobot, Claudia Aguirre, Tommy Lee Edwards, Beni Lobel, and Richard Dinnick.”
Robert Napton of Legendary Comics went on to say, “It has been awesome working with LINE Webtoon to propel the success of Firebrand, the platform has such a devoted base of readers and we love getting to interact with our fans each week. We can’t wait to see the response for these new titles as we continue to broaden the scope of our work together.”
Created by British screenwriter and novelist Richard Dinnick, best known for his work in the revered Doctor Who franchise, Rob is a new series set in medieval England and France that follows Rob, a knight in training under the guidance of Sir Hugh. On a run-of-the-mill hunting trip, Rob tries to save the life of ‘The Young King’ of England, but instead of being rewarded for his bravery, Rob is banished from the land. When The Young King is assassinated by France’s Chevaliers Sinistre, a secret order of highly-trained French knights, Rob and his mentor, Sir Hugh, head East to Constantinople disguised as pilgrims to complete a secret quest for ‘The Spear of Destiny.’
“I am thrilled to be working with the amazing Legendary Comics and LINE Webtoon. They bring together years of experience and cutting edge technology, allowing us to reach a huge audience. And I hope that huge audience is going to love Rob as much as we do. It’s an exciting thrill ride through a slightly different mediaeval world than the one you’re used to! We’ve managed to hit upon a new genre in which our gallery of great characters can struggle, battle, face danger and love: Renaissance Punk!” –Richard Dinnick
MORE details on this exciting announcement as soon as I can… 🙂