A while ago, you might remember that I wrote about five books that should become TV shows. Chief among them was The Black Company by Glen Cook, a series of books about a mercenary group who follow a dark ruler called the Lady. Well, now this series actually is becoming a TV show thanks to Eliza Dushku.
Deadline reports that Dushku’s production company, Boston Diva Productions, has teamed up with David Goyer’s Phantom Four in order to produce the series. Dushku herself is set to star as the Lady. This is actually the second television show that Boston Diva Productions has co-produced — the first was with Joss Whedon’s Mutant Enemy and it was called Dollhouse. Meanwhile, Goyer’s Phantom Four has produced Blade: The Series, FlashForward, and Da Vinci’s Demons.
I’ll admit: Dushku is not the first person I see when I picture the Lady. Dushku’s best roles have always been ones that were street-wise and gritty — her best role will probably always be Faith Lehane on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she had a great role on Banshee as well. Her role on Dollhouse was great when she was, again, playing a Faith-like character, but less so when she had to branch out into playing other types. Thankfully, the Lady is a very dark character, which I can see Dushku playing well (although Amy Acker might be my preferred choice).
The Deadline article states that more casting choices are forthcoming. I can’t wait to see who they get to play Croaker. And perhaps now, we can also get a Garrett, PI show, too. Hey, they still need private dicks in fantasy lands.