One of the things that Dane and I should do is another episode of Beyond the Panels, mostly so we can talk about our love of television and our love of shows like Justified. The Elmore Leonard television adaptation was such a wonderful and true exploration of life in the South (specifically Kentucky) that it’s presence was always going to be miss – if for no other reason than the fact we won’t have a lens into the part of the world that I’ve grown up to both love and hate.
I say this because FX’s history with Justified makes it the perfect network to shepherd an adaptation of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards. Burying the leade in a piece that went up on Deadline yesterday, the series will be produced by Scott Rudin (of The Social Network fame), with the Jasons Aaron and Latour serving as executive producers on the show.
For the unaware, Southern Bastards focuses on the power struggle in the fictional Craw County, as the son of a former sheriff returns to his home, only to find it under the control of the local high school football coach, who also happens to be the local crime lord. We’ve been big fans of the series, naming the fourth issue of Single Issue of the Year for 2014 and having a bourbon-soaked discussion of the early issues. It’s one of my favorite series currently being published and to see it 1) be adapted at FX and 2) have it be adapted by the men behind it, makes me very excited to see how it’ll progress.
[Source: Deadline Hollywood]