Oni Press’ Heartthrob Optioned for Television by Studio 8
Oni Press and Oni Entertainment are proud to announce that Heartthrob by Christopher Sebela, Robert Wilson IV, and Nick Filardi, has been set up for television with Studio 8.
Oni Entertainment are attached as producers with Studio 8, alongside executive producers Riley Keough and Gina Gammell under their new Felix Culpa production company. Heartthrob creators Sebela, Wilson, and Filardi will also be on board as co-producers.
Heartthrob is the critically acclaimed comic book that mixes romance and heists in a story about second chances, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album, and a bank robbery spree fueled by love and revenge. The series, which launched in 2016 and is now in its second season, follows Callie, whom after gaining a new lease on life thanks to a heart transplant procedure, meets and falls in love with a mysterious master thief who also happens to be her heart donor.
Katherine Pope, Studio 8’s Head of Television said, “Heartthrob is an incredibly special and original piece of material, and we at Studio 8 couldn’t be more excited to be in business with Riley, Gina, and the crack team at Oni Press.”
Writer and co-creator Christopher Sebela said,”Robert, Nick and I have been building the world of Heartthrob as a passion project for the last few years, so we’re pretty geeked to be working with everyone to bring it to an entirely new audience.”
Charlie Chu, Oni Press’ VP of Creative & Business Development and Heartthrob series editor, spoke of the project: “There’s nothing else like Heartthrob on the stands, and we’re looking forward to working with Studio 8, Felix Culpa, and Chris, Rob, and Nick to bring Callie and Mercer from the comics page to television.”
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