According to Deadline, it's believed to be the first instance of a single creative team simultaneously creating an illustrated young adult novel and the television adaptation based on it. The series will tell the story of the Lady of the Lake, from the King Arthur legend, and will be based on the upcoming novel of the same name. The streaming service has given a 10-episode order to the project, which will be based on Millers and Wheeler's upcoming illustrated YA book of the same name.
The book will be published by Simon & Schuster. After the death of her mother, she finds an unexpected companion in the young mercenary Arthur, and joins forces with him in a quest to find Merlin the wizard and his sacred sword. Arthur is on a mission to deliver an ancient sword to Merlin and Nimue is tagging along for the journey. Over the course of their journey, Nimue becomes a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying King Uther Pendragon.
Miller is best known for his work on series like Daredevil: Born Again, Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns.
When the book was first announced last week, Miller said that he has always been fascinated by the interesting story of King Arthur and by the mysterious Nimue. This tale represents an incredible opportunity and an exciting challenge for me as an illustrator, and I'm excited to collaborate on the story with Thomas Wheeler. The two will executive produce the series, which will be written alongside the show. Also, that the children's books that he inherited from his mother triggered this passion.
To call Frank Miller a legend in comic book circles would be an understatement. "This project is a dream come true". "His characters, images, and dark worlds have haunted and delighted me since I was ten years old, " he noted.
"Together we hope to shake the foundations of this beloved mythology and in the process create a new hero for a new age", he adds. He just completed the script for a live-action feature, Dora the Explorer, with James Bobin attached to direct and a 2019 release date, also for Paramount Pictures.