We are happy to announce that HBO has put in development Asunda, a drama series rooted in the namesake fantasy universe . The epic history of Asunda has been chronicled in various “shared universe” titles published by Stranger Comics, among them Niobe, Dusu, Erathune and Essessa — all named for people or places in Asunda, which is a culturally diverse but war-battered world where magic and swords often determine the course of history. The central-focus franchise face of the Asunda mythology to date has been Niobe Ayutami, an orphan girl born of two nations, conceived through violence and raised in Oasis, a tiny desert town. The character was introduced in The Untamed (with art by Peter Bergting), which was collected in graphic novel form in 2014.
It’s been a long road to HBO. Peter was brought on board in 2007 and painted the the first two graphic novels following the Untamed character.
We are incredibly excited to take the next step on this incredible journey.