Jeff Lemires Essex County is a TV-Series

essex1Vor vier Jahren bloggte ich über die geplante Verfilmung von Jeff Lemires (Sweet Tooth, Descender, Trillium) großartigem Frühwerk Essex County. Daraus wurde dann offenbar doch nichts, ich hatte irgendwann mal gelesen, dass die Rechte wieder an ihn zurückgefallen waren. Nun hat sich CBC die Rechte gekrallt und macht daraus eine Serie.

First Generation Films has optioned the rights to turn Jeff Lemire's award-winning graphic novel series, Essex County, into a television series to air on CBC-TV. […] Essex County is an intensely emotional trilogy about the lives, deaths and dreams of residents in an eccentric farming community in southwestern Ontario. Lemire won the Joe Schuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist in 2008 and the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent in 2008 for the graphic novel. Essex County was also a finalist for Canada Reads 2011.