Looks like another current creator-owned series may be getting the TV series treatment: Deadline.com is reporting that Image’s Chew, by writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillroy, is in development as a half-hour comedy at Showtime. The script’s from Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer, who have both worked on Supernatural and Eureka (plus, IMDb tells us that Milbauer wrote the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episode “I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger,” so that’s a plus). Stephen Hopkins, no stranger to Showtime with directing work on Shameless and Californication among his credits, is attached to direct and executive produce.
Chew — the story of “cibopathic” federal agent Tony Chu who psychically receives information of the live and death of whatever food he eats — has been in development from production company Circle of Confusion since July. Circle of Confusion is also behind TV versions of the The Walking Dead, which is headed to its second season on AMC this year, and Powers, currently in the pilot stage at FX. Chew debuted in June 2009, and last year won the Eisner award for best new series.