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Matt Fraction’s ‘Sex Criminals’ Comic Coming to Television

If you’re an avid comic book reader, you’ve probably heard of Matt Fraction or Kelly Sue DeConnick. The couple has written some of the best comics over the past few years–Hawkeye, ODY-C, Invincible Iron Man from Fraction, Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet, and Pretty Deadly from DeConnick, to name a few. Now, Team DeFraction is heading to the small screen, thanks to a two-year deal with Universal TV. Deadline has revealed that the two will adapt some of their comics, along with original TV series concepts. Their Milkfed Criminal Masterminds production company will become a TV launchpad for IP from other comics creators. Lauren Sankovitch has been hired as their managing editor. Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria said:

“We’re always excited to usher in fresh voices to the television space, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Matt and Kelly Sue, a fantastic pair whose award-winning comics are as deeply realized as they are entertaining.”

First up on the list is Fraction and artist Chip Zdarksy’s Eisner and Harvey-Award winning comic Sex Criminals. Criminals focuses on a female librarian and male actor who discover that they can freeze time when they orgasm. So naturally, they take to a life of crime. There’s no word on what, if any other properties from them that will make their way to TV. Here’s hoping Bitch Planet is one of them!

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