Marvel Comic ‘Scarlet’ Being Developed For TV At Cinemax


The 2010 Marvel comic Scarlet is being developed for a television series at Cinemax. Writer and Scarlet co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, let the new slip that the property is being developed as a series.

Bendis was speaking about the book when he revealed the news:  “I do a book called Scarlet which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television. Not announced yet, but HBO.” Bendis added the project is “at the earliest stage”, but “the team around it… will be announced as soon as all are on the same page.” While Bendis said HBO, Deadline cleared up that the show would be on HBO’s sister channel Cinemax.

The comic followed a rebellious girl from Portland, Oregon named Scarlet Rue. The book was similar to The Punisher in tone, and contained confrontational politics as well as intense violence.

Scarlet is a list of things you can’t get made. Here’s a female lead who’s killing cops because her world is broken. When it was sold it was sold to people who were actively looking for that, so that put us in a good place. So stay tuned.”

Scarlet is under Icon Comics, an imprint Marvel launched in 2004 for more mature comic books. Other Icon comics include Kick-Ass, and The Secret Service which have both been adapted to film.

Source: Deadline

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.


    The title of this article is misleading. This is not exactly a “Marvel” property.

    • Darthmanwe

      Well, if we are calling Vertigo titles ‘DC properties’, I think this one counts as a Marvel property, the way Big Hero 6 is a Marvel property.

      • Chris Aytes

        Except Big Hero 6 features Sunfire (in the books), which plants it into the actual Marvel universe.

      • SAMURAI36

        The difference being, Marvel has never really marketed Icon as an umbrella property, the way DC does Vertigo. Characters move between Vertigo and DC all the time. The same doesn’t happen with Marvel and Icon.


    Not to mention the fact that A) Powers has basically stalled, and B) the original book that this show will be based on, has only had 8 issues in 6 years, I’m not holding my breath in the slightest.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Has bvs conquered that $873 million milestone yet? – Y’know they be sayin’ that once a movie gets over that $872 million dollar hump, the sky’s the limit! I hope dceu don’t buck that trend, seein’ as how their “holy trinity” pedigree failed to be inducted into the billion dollar club.

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