TBS has put in development Strange Times, based on Tom DeLonge’s graphic novel and book series, as a potential adult animated series, with DeLonge set to executive produce.
Written by Aaron Karo (Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History), Strange Times is about five dirty teenage skateboarders who solve paranormal mysteries while being chased by Deep State government agents. In the spirit of speaking truth to power and offending everyone equally, the potential series is a love letter to punk rock culture and a middle finger to everybody else.
Karo executive produces with DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Striker Entertainment’s Russell Binder.
“My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor,” says DeLonge. “This series combines them all into one.”
“Tom is a storyteller,” says Binder. “His experiences and his interests are vast, and his desire to share those with a broad and diverse audience is an itch we are beginning to scratch. Strange Times is a comedic take on the tropes of coming of age, friendship, and how to escalate ways to humiliate your best friends while staying out of detention, and ideally, the hospital. “
DeLonge originally launched Strange Times back in 2011 as a fringe news site reporting on unexplained phenomena. It grew from there, expanding across multiple properties, including a graphic novel, merchandise, and in 2016 DeLonge’s To The Stars partnered with Simon & Schuster for the release of Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl, the first in a planned trilogy of Young Adult science fiction novels co-penned by DeLonge and award-winning author Geoff Herbach.
Comedian and author Karo is best known for Ruminations, his email column and series of books, his young adult novel Lexapros and Cons, and his Comedy Central special Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History.
DeLonge is repped by APA, Management 360 and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris, Klein & Trattner. Karo is repped by Underground and Gersh.
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