As per Deadline, Vertigo Films has a new horror TV series in the works. Titled “The Last Days of Jack Sparks,” the show will be an adaptation of Jason Arnopp’s genre-bending novel of the same name, and will be directed by the ever-prolific British filmmaker Rob Savage (Host, Dashcam).
Adapted by screenwriter Gaby Hull (Two Weeks to Live, We Hunt Together), The Last Days of Jack Sparks” chronicles the titular character – an arrogant celebrity journalist and supernatural skeptic – as he sets out to debunk the supernatural. No stranger to controversy, Sparks laughs in the devil’s face by mocking an exorcism he witnesses, setting in motion a series of terrifying, tragic and mysterious events.
The series is executive produced by James Richardson, co-founder of Vertigo Films, with development overseen by Nathalie Peter-Contesse.
Commenting on the new venture, Savage said, “Bringing diabolically wonderful books like Jason’s to the screen is a rare treat. The disturbing, hilarious and terrifying story of Jack Sparks is such a unique take on the genre, one that will give audiences a new reason to fear the dark,” said Savage. “Gaby’s uniquely brilliant writing and razor wit make him the perfect collaborator to bring this new nightmare to life and I’m delighted to be working with the batshit Vertigo Films again on this batshit horror odyssey.”
The show’s screenwriter, Hull added, “Jason Arnopp’s novel is a contemporary horror masterpiece – as devilishly funny as it is terrifying. With Rob Savage at the helm and the Vertigo team producing, I’m incredibly excited to help introduce viewers to the hellish thrill ride that is Jack Sparks.”