HBO Max lines up Lumberjanes series

The BOOM! Studios graphic novels are being adapted and exec produced by She Ra's Noelle Stevenson.
October 8, 2020

HBO Max is turning BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes graphic novels (pictured) into an animated series. Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), one of the comics’ writers, is attached as executive producer and will lead the adaptation effort.

Episode count and length has yet to be finalized, though Stevenson plans on writing an hour-long special  ahead of the show’s release.

The Lumberjanes graphic novels revolve around five friends at a summer camp who have to overcome supernatural creatures and cabin rivalries while trying to solve an old mystery. Co-created by Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Brooklyn Allen, the comics have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Lumberjanes has published more than 70 regular issues and 13 graphic novels, as well as winning multiple Eisner Awards, including Best New Series and the GLAAD award for Outstanding Comic Book.

BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Mette Norkjaer will executive produce the series alongside Stevenson, Watters, Ellis and Allen. HBO Max’s Billy Wee and Aaron Davidson will oversee the project for the streamer.

BOOM! Studios has seen a spate of its titles turned into series in recent months. Disney+ ordered eight-episode series Just Beyond, based on a graphic novel series by R.L. Stine, while Netflix inked a broader first-look deal with the studio for live-action and animated content based on its comics.

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