Courtesy : Zimbio
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and two other writers from the team of Riverdale are all set to spread their wings as they have set up the drama, The Shelley Society at HBO Max, the forthcoming digital platform.
According to a report in Variety, the project follows a young Mary Shelley and a band of her fellow Romantics, including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, as they battle supernatural threats, including the creature from Mary Shelley’s own Frankenstein.
“Riverdale” writers Tessa Leigh Williams and James DeWille co-created the series with Aguirre-Sacasa and also serve as executive producers. Aguirre-Sacasa will serve as showrunner. Warner Bros. Television will produce.
This marks the first project that Aguirre-Sacasa has set up under his new overall deal with WBTV back in August. He is also the COO of Archie Comics and has served as the architect of the Archie-verse that has built up at WB over the past few years.HBO Max has not set an official launch date, but the service is expected to go live in spring 2020. Among several scripted originals already ordered to series, the streamer announced last week that it had secured the U.S. streaming rights to Studio Ghibli movies.
Deadline was the first one to the news about Shelley Society.