If you see a lot of hairy faces around Brooklyn in the next year or so, it could be another freestyle beard-growing competition. Or it could be werewolves.
According to Variety, USA Networks has ordered a TV pilot for a series based on the comic book “Brooklyn Animal Control,” created by JT Petty and Stephen Thompson. The comic follows a secret NYPD unit charged with policing Brooklyn’s werewolf population.
As Cindy Adams would say, only in New York, kids. Only in New York.
Much as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” served as a metaphor for the problems teenagers face as they grow into adults, “Brooklyn Animal Control” delves into the real-life challenges faced by New York institutions: the politics of law enforcement, organized crime families, and an immigrant community trying to find their way in Brooklyn’s melting pot. (While, presumably, eating people.) (more…)