Tales of witches have permeated horror media for centuries. And the tales always come back in various forms, be it in movies, TV shows, or comic books. It was just announced that one of the most beloved comic book series focused on witches is getting a new life, and that is in a TV show at Amazon. Yes, this is writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Jock’s Wytches. The show has long been gestating, and the news was just announced via Variety.
Snyder and Jock will both act as executive producers with Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde of Project 51 Productions, and Amazon Studios.
The synopsis of the Wytches comic book:
Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before.
When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient… and hungry.
“Driven by the pairing of Scott and Jock along with our partners at Plan B and Project 51 Productions, Wytches fuses nail biting horror and evocative drama while unearthing the dark lore surrounding an ancient burrow of witches,” said Melissa Wolfe, who is head of animation for Amazon Studios. “Given the haunting and intimate nature of Scott and Jock’s well regarded comic series, we are looking forward to delivering their creative vision to our global audience and expanding our growing roster of animated series.”
Wytches was published by Image Comics in 2014-2015. Its original run was 6 issues. Plan B Productions had an earlier plan to adapt Wytches into a movie shortly after its first publication, but it was announced that the plans had shifted to a Wytches show instead back in 2021.
“Wytches is possibly my most personal work,” Snyder said. “It’s all about the monsters that dwell beneath the surface of things, both literally and figuratively. I’ve been intimately involved with this animated series from the start, and I can honestly say that I love this show as much as the book, if not more. The animation brings the incredible art by Jock to life, and the episodic format expands the world of ‘Wytches,’ taking the characters and mythology to terrifying new places. Jock and I are deeply grateful to Plan B Entertainment, Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios for believing in ‘Wytches’ and giving us a chance to make this show dark, personal, twisted, and very special.”
Last Updated on February 8, 2023.