According to Deadline " Legendary Television has closed an agreement with Frank Miller to turn his seminal Sin City franchise into a television series." The deal will see Miller's iconic characters rebooted for the small screen in an anthology series that will delve deeper into the world of Sin City.
Back in 2005, Robert Rodriguez teamed up with Frank Miller to make the first Sin City, using cutting edge technology to create a living breathing comic book movie. Featuring an all-star cast, and guest director Quintin Tarantino, Sin City was a triumph, and a sequel was in the works soon after it hit cinemas. However, it took nine years for A Dame To Kill For to arrive, once again helmed by Rodriguez and Miller, the belated sequel featured many returning cast members, but failed to strike a chord with audiences. Making just $39 million worldwide, the Sin City movie franchise was dead; I'm surprised it took five years to get a TV series off the ground.
Robert Rodriguez is close to signing up to return as an executive producer, and possible director an episode or two. Deadline reports that Legendary has a guaranteed first season order on the table, and an animated prequel series based on Miller's Sin City graphic novels is also part of the deal. Naturally, all offers depend on the show finding a network or suitable streaming service to call home. The possible reunion of Rodriguez and Miller to work on the Sin City series is tantalising, A Dame To Kill For might not have been as good as the original, but there are so many corners of Miller's world left to explore. Sin City is ideally suited to the TV format, and it should have no trouble finding a network to get behind the show.