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AfterShock Comics series ‘A Calculated Man’ heads to Hulu

A CALCULATED MAN follows Jack Beans, an accountant living in witness protection after betraying his former employers, the Pinafore crime family.

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AfterShock Comics has revealed Paul Tobin and Alberto Albuquerque’s A Calculated Man is getting a Hulu deal for an upcoming television series. Peter Calloway, the producer of several noteworthy TV series including Cloak & DaggerUnder the Dome, and Legion, is set to show run the project. If the series is unfamiliar to you, that’s because the first issue launches on June 15th in comic book shops.

“It’s been a unique sort of fun working on the series, already knowing it’s on its way to television despite the first issue not even being out,” said Paul Tobin. “I can hear certain actors voices in my head, now, and I’ve found myself wondering how a television budget would feel about some of the more chaotic scenes.” Tobin adds, “Luckily, I’m able to put that aside and keep doing the #1 thing I always want to do: just make the sort of comics I’d love to pick up and read, myself.”

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So what’s A Calculated Man about?

A CALCULATED MAN follows Jack Beans, an accountant living in witness protection after betraying his former employers, the Pinafore crime family. After three years, Jack decides to reclaim his old life. What follows is a journey full of murder, mayhem and mathematics.

“Seeing Paul and Alberto’s project get acquired before the first issue even hits stands just shows how solid a concept it is – A CALCULATED MAN is aa strong a comic as we’ve ever produced, “said AfterShock Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts.

“It’s not often that a story grabs you by the throat and heart at the same time,” said Peter Calloway. “A CALCULATED MAN did just that. The moment I read Paul and Alberto’s beautifully bonkers book, I was excited to bring it to the screen.” Calloway said, “Doing it at Hulu — with their commitment to unflinching, unique stories — is a dream come true.”

Check out a preview of the first issue below.

AfterShock Comics series 'A Calculated Man' heads to Hulu

AfterShock Comics series 'A Calculated Man' heads to Hulu AfterShock Comics series 'A Calculated Man' heads to Hulu AfterShock Comics series 'A Calculated Man' heads to Hulu AfterShock Comics series 'A Calculated Man' heads to Hulu

For more on this news read the official press release below.

Los Angeles, CA (May 20, 2022)—AfterShock Media, parent company to AfterShock Comics, the groundbreaking indie publisher known for hit titles such as BABY TEETH, and ANIMOSITY, and film and TV projects such as WE LIVEDEAD DAY, UNDONE BY BLOOD, JIMMY’S BASTARDS, MARY SHELLY: MONSTER HUNTER, and others, announces a deal with Hulu to adapt its soon-to-debut title A CALCULATED MAN after outbidding multiple parties to acquire the project.

From writer Paul Tobin (BUNNY MASK) and artist Alberto Albuquerque (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MANLETTER 44), the recently announced AfterShock Comics math-inspired crime series A CALCULATED MAN follows Jack Beans, an accountant living in witness protection after betraying his former employers, the Pinafore crime family. After three years, Jack decides to reclaim his old life. What follows is a journey full of murder, mayhem and mathematics.

Peter Calloway, producer of several noteworthy TV series including CLOAK & DAGGERUNDER THE DOME and LEGION, is set to show run the project. Calloway and AfterShock Comics have worked together previously, with Calloway writing the much publicized AfterShock title SHADOW DOCTOR, set in Prohibition-era Chicago and drawn from the real world experiences of Calloway’s grandfather.

“Seeing Paul and Alberto’s project get acquired before the first issue even hits stands just shows how solid a concept it is – A CALCULATED MAN is aa strong a comic as we’ve ever produced, “said AfterShock Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts.

“It’s been a unique sort of fun working on the series, already knowing it’s on its way to television despite the first issue not even being out,” said Paul Tobin. “I can hear certain actors voices in my head, now, and I’ve found myself wondering how a television budget would feel about some of the more chaotic scenes.” Tobin adds, “Luckily, I’m able to put that aside and keep doing the #1 thing I always want to do: just make the sort of comics I’d love to pick up and read, myself.”

“Many of the things you do as a comic book creator have to be very minutely calculated but once I read the script Paul sent me, there was no more calculations,” said Alberto Alburquerque. “I became immediately passionate about it and knew I had to draw this book. I’ve enjoyed every second of it and the probabilities of that happening in a project with 100 pages are very slim.”

“It’s not often that a story grabs you by the throat and heart at the same time,” said Peter Calloway. “A CALCULATED MAN did just that. The moment I read Paul and Alberto’s beautifully bonkers book, I was excited to bring it to the screen.” Calloway adds, “Doing it at Hulu — with their commitment to unflinching, unique stories — is a dream come true.”

Lee and Jon Kramer will serve as Executive Producers for AfterShock Media.

Calloway is repped by Hannah Ozer at Kaplan, Tom Wellington at WME, and Jeff Frankel at McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

The deal was made by Rive Gauche, and AfterShock Media who is repped by Neil Sacker of Sacker Entertainment Law.


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