Jim Starlin’s “Dreadstar” will make a big move from the comic pages to the small screen for Universal.
Starlin is known for producing some pretty wild and crazy story ideas and characters since the early 1980’s, his most famous now being the big screen live-action adaptation of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
“Dreadstar” is one of the lesser known comic characters. Named Vanth Dreadstar, he is one of the survivors left from the destruction of the Milky Way Galaxy (a disaster he was ultimately responsible for). He joins up with a wacky and strange group of fellow survivors including the mystic Syzygy Darlock, Willow a cybernetic mind-reader, a feline humanoid called Oedi and a freebooter buccaneer named Skeevo.
Dreadstar and his motley crew get themselves caught in the middle of an ongoing conflict between a group called The Monarchy and their rivals for power named the Instrumentality.
Dreadstar takes the side of the Monarchy against the evil Lord High Papal of the Instrumentality, but his team end up becoming fugitives when the Monarchy falls, and go to great lengths to try to uncover a traitor in their midst. (Wikipedia)
Universal is currently mum for which network they are producing “Dreadstar.” Since Universal is a company of NBC Universal and its parent Comcast then my money is on The Syfy Network, however, the studio has created series’ for the USA Network and Home Box Office but this type of venture fits better in Syfy’s wheelhouse.