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Something Is Killing The Children On Netflix?

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BY July 24, 2021

Relax. Despite the title of this piece, it’s not as dire as it sounds. Anyway, as you might already know, Mike Flanagan certainly can create compelling original stories. Still, though, few filmmakers these days can match him when it comes to adaptations. And it looks like we might be seeing another win from him because he’s adapting Something Is Killing the Children for Netflix.

What’s Happening to the Kids Now?

Again, it’s an unsettling title. In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s actually a comic book series that Boom! Studios launched in 2019. Ever since then, it’s sold over a million copies. Written by James Tynion IV, the first part of the series focuses on the small town of Archer’s Peak. And it’s kind of like the joke I like to tell about what happens in the movie No One Lives–as you can guess from the title, something is killing the children.

killing the children on netflix image via Boom! Studios

The tykes of Archer’s Peak have a nasty habit of going missing. Many of them never reappear. The ones that do, though, come back with ghastly tales of monsters in the dark.

Then Erica Slaughter shows up. Like the Winchesters, her job is saving people and hunting things. It’s a hard job, but it’s one that she takes on because someone has to.

Something Is Killing the Children on Netflix

The Hollywood Reporter uh, reported exclusively this week that Mike Flanagan is working on an adaptation of the series for Netflix. Flanagan is co-writing the pilot with longtime producer Trevor Macy. As they haven’t even written the pilot yet, we’re still in the baby days.

However, THR also reports that if Netflix picks up the series, Macy will be the showrunner. There’s no word yet, though, on if Flanagan will direct the show. While that might be a safe bet, he does have a rather full dance card.

killing the children on netflix image via Netflix

In addition to the Revival adaptation that might come to pass*, Flanagan is currently in post-production on Midnight Mass, an upcoming Netflix series. He’s also working on the Christopher Pike adaptation The Midnight Club for Netflix. So yeah, he’s busy. But hopefully, he’ll get to do all the things he’s planning, because he hasn’t disappointed me yet.

What do you think about this new, new adaptation Mike Flanagan (and Trevor Macy) are planning? Tell us on our social media or in these comments.

*Nevermind; Flanagan actually confirmed months ago via Twitter that he’s no longer working on Revival.

featured image via Boom! Studios

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at salome@comicyears.com.

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