On the heels of the news that the hit indie comic series will return in 2019, Assemble Media has partnered with Josh Blaylock to develop his Mercy Sparx character across film, tv, and digital.
MERCY SPARX follows the hard-knock exploits of a bad-ass, quick-to-throw-down demon who is kicked out of Hell for bad behavior and banished to Earth, where she finds a new mission from the most unlikely of sources… Heaven. Now amongst mortals, she hunts down rogue angels who have fallen from grace. Or in other words… she’s doing Heaven’s dirty work.
The long-running, punk rock, action-fueled supernatural series, created by Josh Blaylock with the primary art team of Matt Merhoff and Greg & Fake Studio, has spawned over twenty issues, four collected volumes and a 400-page omnibus. Of the partnership, Blaylock said, “I am a huge fan of Assemble’s pull-no-punches aesthetic, and I couldn’t be happier that Mercy is in the hands of people whose work I greatly admire, which is metal-music to Mercy’s ears.” Assemble’s Jack Heller added, “I’ve followed Mercy’s adventures from the beginning, and we are thrilled to be working with Josh on her next chapter.” Heller and Assemble execs Scott Veltri and Brendan Deneen will produce alongside producer Daniel Alter.
Among Assemble Media’s recent projects, the company produced and co-financed Brawl In Cell Block 99, from writer/director S. Craig Zahler and starring Vince Vaughn.