As reported earlier today by Deadline, NBC has asked Carnivàle creator (and writer of their current Dracula series) Daniel Knauf to write and executive produce a new Wolfman TV series based on the 2010 film of the same name, in partnership with Universal TV and Scott Stuber (who executive-produced the 2010 film too). According to the Deadline post, the series will be
a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul of the alpha-predator.
That’s all there is to know about the situation right now, although you can rest assured I’ll be all over the details as they become available (please God let them hire Rick Baker or someone who studied under him for the werewolf effects). Carnivàle was one of my favourite shows, and the first I ever binge-watched, so I’m interested to see what Knauf does with my man Lawrence. I’d like to close with a comment from the AV Club‘s venerable Sean O’Neal:
Should The Wolfman and Dracula join NBC’s Jekyll And Hyde series Do No Harm in failing to attract an audience, NBC will pretty much be left with a sitcom play on Creature From The Black Lagoon (“The Ultimate Fish-Out-Of-Water Story!”), so maybe we should give this one a chance.