Lumberjanes, the smash hit all-ages comic created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooklyn Allen, is coming to streaming.
BOOM! Studios announced that HBO Max picked up the rights to the comic with a script-to-series order. Co-creator Stevenson, the creator and showrunner of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, is attached as showrunner and executive producer.
The comic follows friends Ripley, Molly, April, Jo, and Mal, attendees of the Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. They discover that there’s more to their camp than meets the eye, and spend the rest of their summer discovering secrets about their camp, the area around it, and building he kind of durable, long-lasting friendships that come from solving life threatening mysteries together. Just like regular camp.
We kid, but Lumberjanes is genuinely terrific. It’s ceaselessly fun, whip smart, with almost universally great storytelling in the art. It is one of those gateway comics that you can give to almost any kid to hook them into the medium forever. It was an easy inclusion on our best comics of the decade list. The show has a lot to live up to, but the involvement of all of Lumberjanes creators, along with Stevenson’s track record, are cause for a lot of hope.