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BBC America has announced a new television series based on Image Comics Sam & Twitch. Cult film writer/director/producer superstar, and fellow geek, Kevin Smith will helm the show as a writer, director and executive producer. Smith has directed two episodes each of CW’s The Flash and Supergirl and has become a fan and cast favorite. Kevin Smith has a long and successful filmography including such films as: Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and cult classic Clerks, as well as others. He also has an extensive background in comic books as both a fan and writer. Some of his comic writing credits include: Batman: The Widening Gyre, Green Arrow, Daredevil, and Green Hornet.

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Sam and Twitch is an Image Comics series that revolves around two NYPD homicide detectives. The main protagonists, Sam Burke and Twitch Wilson, were created by Todd McFarlane and appeared in the 1992 debut issue of Spawn. In 1999 Brian Michael Bendis, early in his career, kicked off the duo’s solo series.

I’m absolutely thrilled for this series. For starters; anything by Kevin Smith is worth reading, watching, hearing, etc. Secondly; these are great characters with rich, deep backgrounds who are surrounded by a gritty and dark New York City. Finally; the possibility, or rather the probability, of Spawn making an appearance is exciting. It is likely, at least in my opinion, that Spawn will play a large part in the series. I think it would be great to see Sam and Twitch investigating murders related to different encounters from the Spawn comics.

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