Hulu developing highly soughtafter graphic novel Postal for new series

first_imgStudios continue to pick up every comic property they can get their hands on for both movies and TV and Postal, the series from Top Cow and Image Comics, is the latest acquisition set for adaptation.Deadline reports that the series is being adapted for the small screen by Hulu and Legendary TV. No word on when it could start heading into production or if there’s a projected premiere date.In the battle for comic adaptation domination–which AMC is arguably winning with The Walking Dead and Preacher–properties like Postal are highly coveted. The report states that it was a competitive bidding war to get the property.Postal is relatively new series, with the first issue released in Feb. 2015. Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins, it tells the story of a crime-free town called Eden, where fugitives live to get a second chance at life, although their pasts ultimately come back to haunt them.The main character is a postman with Asperger’s Syndrome named Mark Shiffron, who watches as the town descends into chaos. It’s a psychological look into the minds of both the criminals that live in Eden and the family that runs it, including Mark.The series will be written by The Walking Dead co-executive producer Seth Hoffman. Matt Tolmach Productions, the company behind the upcoming Jumanji sequel and the Future Man adaptation (which will also appear on Hulu), is set to produce. Hawkins and Top Cow’s Marc Silvestri are also on board to produce.last_img read more

Podricks Song Is Connected to a Major Game of Thrones Prophecy

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Game of Thrones is known for its music moments, and Season 8, Episode 2 featured Podrick Payne, Brienne of Tarth’s squire, singing a beautiful ballad that is linked to George R.R. Martin’s books and one of the show’s most mysterious prophecies.[Editor’s note: This post contains many plot points from Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 and if you haven’t caught up on the series, you should stop reading this right now.]Following Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth’s emotional knighting scene, Podrick Payne showed off his tenor voice and awed audiences with a song that nodded to some of the heroes enjoying their last night on Earth. Book readers watching the show also recognized that this ballad is “Jenny’s Song,” one of the songs from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire that hasn’t been performed on the series yet, Vanity Fair reported.In the books, readers have only seen one line in the song, “High in the halls of the kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts.” Podrick Payne’s version contains lyrics that they’ve never heard, and the song was performed by Florence + the Machine for the episode’s closing credits.Here are the full “Jenny’s Song” lyrics that Podrick Payne sings:High in the halls of the kings who are goneJenny would dance with her ghosts.The ones she had lost and the ones she had foundAnd the ones who had loved her the most.The ones who’d been gone for so very longShe couldn’t remember their namesThey spun her around on the damp cold stoneSpun away all her sorrow and painAnd she never wanted to leaveNever wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.“Jenny’s Song” isn’t only a pre-battle ballad: It might be tied to one of Game of Thrones’ most unresolved prophecies, which involves Jon Snow and his true Targaryen heritage, Polygon noted. In George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, the Ghost of High Heart requests that Arya Stark sing her “my Jenny’s song,” which causes the old woman to weep.Here’s where it gets tricky: Jenny of Oldstones, a reported descendent of the First Men married Duncan Targaryen. After some trouble, Jenny of Oldstones was accepted into court following her marriage with Duncan Targaryen, and she brought a woman she was friends with, who was also known as a woods witch that might have been one of the Children of the Forest or a dwarf.Unfortunately, Duncan Targaryen, and most likely Jenny of Oldstones perished in the Tragedy of Summerhall, an accident that might have been caused by introducing dragons back to the Seven Kingdoms. Even though many people died, it is believed that the woods witch might have survived the fire and she might be the same old woman who asks Arya Stark to sing her “my Jenny’s song.” This same woods witch reportedly prophesied that The Prince Who Was Promised would hail from the line of Prince Aerys and Princess Rhaella, also known as Jon Snow’s grandparents. “Jenny’s Song” could be a reference to the Prince Who Was Promised prophecy and who the saviors of Westeros might be.Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 airs on HBO on Sunday, April 27.More on‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Drink With Me to Days Gone ByFirst Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Photos‘Game of Thrones’ Writer: It Was ‘Tough’ to Reveal Jon Snow’s True Heritagelast_img read more