Universal Television has optioned the rights to the comic The Wicked + The Divine for a potential TV series, according to Deadline.  The deal was via Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds;  they signed a deal with Universal earlier this year for their own and others’ intellectual property (see “’Sex Criminals’ on TV”).

The first story arc has shown amazing legs in graphic novel form.  It was the #4 graphic novel title in comic stores in November (see “Top 300 Graphic Novels – November 2014”), but has appeared in the Top 300 every month since, with sales in comic stores totaling over 17,000 copies to date.

The comic series launched last year (see “Image Announces Major 2014 Projects”), and was nominated for three Eisner Awards (see “2015 Eisner Award Nominees”).