The creator of Supernatural, Eric Kripke, will be partnering with Vertigo comics to create a new comic book and with USA Network to create a TV adaption to the comic, titled Amped.
Amped will first be released this fall as a 6-part comic through Vertigo comics. Interior art will be done by John Higgins and covers by Brian Bolland. The description reads as:
“Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man who buys an online ‘smart pill’ to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, but gets much more than he bargained for. To his surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power. The story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.”
Speaking on the topic, Kripke said,
“Pretty much everything I’ve ever written has been insanely influenced by Vertigo, so it’s a dream come true to write my first comic there. Amped is a project I’m foaming-at-the-mouth passionate about — and it’s also the most personal, warts-and-all story I’ve ever told. So I’m having the time of my life writing the comic — and basing the TV series off the comic, too. I can’t wait for readers to read it– and then down the road, for watchers to watch it.”
The TV show will be produced by Kripke Enterprises in association with Warner Horizon.