Showtime has plans to develop Image's hit comic book series "Chew" for the small screen, Deadline reports.
Launched in 2009, the ongoing series is written by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory. It deals with a police detective, Tony Chu, who happens to be a "cibopath," someone with the supernatural ability to gain a psychic impression of an object by eating it. Throughout his investigations, Chu comes up against a variety of other people with different food-related abilities.
The article suggests that "Chew" will go into development as a half-hour series with the pilot to be directed and executive produced by Stephen Hopkins.
I'm excited for this! Kyle and I both just recently started reading Chew after a few friends recommended it to us. I can imagine this show is going to be pretty gnarly.