Werner Films to Executive Produce Alongside Glass and AfterShock Media’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer for Television
December 1, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) — AfterShock Comics, groundbreaking independent publisher of well-known titles DEAD DAY, UNDONE BY BLOOD, and WE LIVE, and its parent company AfterShock Media, announce that AfterShock’s breakthrough comic series THE NORMALS from writer Adam Glass has been optioned by Werner Films for Australia’s SBS. The award-winning series will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer. Louise Fox will showrun the series and Rive Gauche Television, an AfterShock Media company, will distribute it worldwide.
THE NORMALS is a rush-of-blood-to-the-head series centered around one man who finds out his perfect life and family may all be an illusion, setting him on a crusade to save what he believes is real and loves with all his being, while having to save the world in the process as forces seek to destroy him.
“Think about your ‘life’ for a moment – the people you’ve known, the ones you’ve loved, and all the stuff in between,” said Adam Glass. “Now imagine you learned it was all not real. That everything you believed, everything you lived, everything you felt, never happened and was nothing but a program. What would you do? Anything and everything to keep it.”
“We’re so pleased to be working with SBS Australia, Werner Films and Adam Glass on Adam’s creation for AfterShock Comics,” said Jon Kramer, CEO of AfterShock Media. “We’re beyond excited to introduce THE NORMALS, one of our most talked about titles in recent years, as a TV series for a worldwide audience.”
Julie Eckersley, Head of Scripted at SBS, said, “The Normals is an incredibly interesting premise for a show that we think will be embraced in Australia and across the globe. We are so excited to work with Adam, Lou and the team at Werner Films as well as AfterShock and more global partners as we bring this series to life.”