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June 16, 2020 |

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Lark ascends with Image Comics deal

Vancouver-based Lark Productions has acquired exclusive TV rights to the critically acclaimed Image Comics series Descender and its sequel series Ascender.

Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen’s Ascender

The series will be developed and produced by Lark Productions, in which NBCUniversal International Studios, part of Universal Studio Group, owns an equity stake.

From author Jeff Lemire and comic artist Dustin Nguyen, Descender follows a lovable, optimistic companion robot who is thrust into a hostile cosmos when he discovers that he’s the missing link between a fleet of life-annihilating constructs and modern robotics.

Erin Haskett, president of Lark Productions, said: “Descender/Ascender is a beautifully crafted saga, examining the tolls of technology on nature and humanity, which feels very timely for television.”

Haskett will serve as executive producer on the project. Lemire and Nguyen are also attached as executive producers.

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