Comic Series: Nation where only African-Americans possess superpowers

Executive producer Jon Silk along with executive Rishi Rajani will oversee the development of comic series Black. The premise of the series from Black Mask Studios is about a  nation where only African-Americans possess superpowers. According to a report on Deadline, the comic series  has been optioned for a feature by the Jeff Robinov-founded company.

Creative team  Silk and Rajani will represent Black Mask as well as the Black creators, the deal was with Studio 8 negotiated by Matthew Sugarman at the L.A. office of Weintraub Tobin.

Having just wrapped its initial six-issue run, the series created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith, starts with a police shooting in Brooklyn that sees teen Kareem Jenkins survive a hail of bullets and discover that he is a lot more powerful than he ever knew. As Jenkins connects with others who share similar powers, a widespread oppressive global conspiracy to keep the knowledge of such superpowers from the world — and especially Blacks — themselves is unveiled to all.  Ex-Marvel and DC digital editor Osajyefo and Smith are attached as co-producers to the Blackfilm, with Black Mask Studios’ Matteo Pizzolo producing.

Studio 8, was founded by a former Warner Bros executive back in late 2014. The company has a distribution deal with Sony.

This sounds pretty awesome!

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