Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s best selling comic series Geiger, published by Image Comics, will be adapted for television by Justin Simien and Johns for Paramount Television Studios.
Geiger, which is set in the year 2050, focuses on Tariq Geiger, a radioactive family man who works day and night to safeguard the fallout shelter where his family lives. Geiger risks the wrath of the criminal empire they are affiliated with as he repels a group of vicious scavengers.
Johns will write the pilot episode besides being the showrunner and executive producer of the show. Jamie Iracleanos will executive produce the show for his production company Mad Ghost along with Frank. The project is also executive produced by Kyle Laursen and Simien, whose production firm, Culture Machine, recently inked a three-year deal with Paramount Television Studios.
Recently, Johns and Frank worked together to produce Junkyard Joe, a Geiger spinoff about a valiant robot soldier.
The production company Culture Machine is committed to creating inclusive entertainment that supports underrepresented voices and is ready to upend, motivate, and electrify popular culture. They worked on all four seasons of Simien’s Dear White People, a Netflix series, which was adapted from his own feature film. Simien is slated to adapt and direct the Flashdance series reboot for Paramount+, which is also being produced by Culture Machine. Plan A, written by Steven J. Kung for Starz and Lionsgate Television, is also on their list.