Based on the graphic novel by Sebastian A. Jones (review coming soon), The Untamed is an animated series currently in development at Film Roman (Hellboy Animated, Ultimate Spider-Man). What you see above is the pitch animatic that’s being shown to networks right now. And it’s really, really striking. Those dulcet tones you’re hearing are coming from Sean Bean, who will be voicing an unannounced character in the show.
There’s no date on this yet, so details are scant, but we’ll keep you guys posted on this one.
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Stranger Comics:
Would you damn yourself to save the ones you love? Hidden within the Desert of the Dying Tree lies a town run by ruthless killers, a growing cancer upon the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. Some say it’s a watering hole for the devil. For one man, it’s a second chance at revenge… and a last chance at redemption.
A Stranger has returned to the brutal Town of Oasis, a violent past haunting his every step. It’s been ten years since his wife and child were on the verge of turning him from wickedness, but they were murdered and so was he. Now, the Stranger has been released from Hell to reap the seven souls responsible. But having little recollection of his former life, he is lost in a sea of faded memories, glimpses of the life that was taken from him coming back in broken shards as he leaves a bloody trail.
Conflict arises when lust for his lover steers him from his path of vengeance, and hate is tempered by the young orphan Niobe, who reminds him of his daughter. She acts as his conscience and ultimately his only hope for salvation.
Check out a preview of the graphic novel below. I’ve had the pleasure of reading it, and the artwork is just as lovely throughout.