V for Vendetta TV Series Rumored To Be In Works at Channel 4

Posted 2017/10/06 0 0

A new rumour is claiming that the Alan Moore and David Lloyd comic book V for Vendetta is indeed in the process of being translated for the small screen.


Bleeding Cool has a new rumor that a V for Vendetta series is being eyed by Channel 4. While the report should be taken with a grain of salt, Channel 4 would actually seem like an appropriate fit for the venture, considering the network has been the original broadcaster for such shows as Black Mirror and, more recently, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. No other information on the writers, showrunners, or producers for the show have been revealed.

The original 1980s series by Alan Moore and David Lloyd was previously adapted into the 2005 movie of the same name, which got a mixed reception when released. V For Vendetta is a political thriller about a tyrannical government brought down by one man, who takes revenge against a number of specific individuals responsible for his torture, and in doing so engineers a fall of the state. Modelled on the character of Guy Fawkes, V For Vendetta draws in all manner of classical and literary allusion along the way, as well as many uses and references to the letter V.

Moore has famously denounced the film version of V for Vendetta, which was written by the Wachowskis and directed by James McTeigue. After reading the script, Moore requested that his name be removed from the film and that royalties be paid to the graphic novel’s illustrator Lloyd. The finished film is credited as “Based On The Graphic Novel by David Lloyd.”

Moore, who also condemned the movie adaptation of his graphic novel Watchmen, had some particularly colorful words against film and Hollywood for the LA Times:

“I find film in its modern form to be quite bullying. It spoon-feeds us, which has the effect of watering down our collective cultural imagination. It is as if we are freshly hatched birds looking up with our mouths open waiting for Hollywood to feed us more regurgitated worms. The ‘Watchmen’ film sounds like more regurgitated worms. I for one am sick of worms. Can’t we get something else? Perhaps some takeout? Even Chinese worms would be a nice change.”

There’s no telling whether Moore will be kinder on a TV adaptation of his graphic novel, but television, with its ongoing format and potential for complex character development, could be a better fit for the dense storytelling of V for Vendetta.