Comics mastermind Brubaker and team for series

MUMBAI: Comics mastermind and Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker (Criminal, The Death of Captain America) and White Rock Lake Productions have teamed up to produce Angel of Death, a new live-action series for, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online video network, that will premiere in 2009.

Stuntwoman turned actress Zoë Bell (Death Proof, Double Dare) has been cast as the lead character in the series, which depicts a remorseless assassin (Bell) in the employ of a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head wound, she becomes so haunted by her victims that she decides to kill the people who ordered the hits, one by one. Angel of Death will premiere in 2009 on Each 8-10 minute installment will be released over the course of 10 weeks.

“Besides the elation I feel about having a project I wrote actually being filmed, which is huge for any writer, I’m just as thrilled about having Zoë Bell signed on to star in Angel of Death. And working with Crackle and Sony Pictures Television to give viewers instant access to the series online is completely overwhelming,” said Brubaker.

“Angel of Death is exactly the kind of high-caliber original content our audience has come to expect from Crackle. The combination of Ed’s sensibility and Zoë’s talent is sure to keep loyalists and new viewers alike coming back for more,” said Sony Pictures Television senior executive vice president Sean Carey.

Brubaker is an Eisner Award-winning writer best know for his work in comics, which includes such titles as The Death of Captain America, Batman, Criminal, The Authority, and others. Brubaker’s work is credited for helping to revive the crime comics’ genre, and has also been translated into eleven languages around the world. Angel of Death was created and written by Ed Brubaker, and will be produced by John Norris and directed by Paul Etheredge. The series is produced by White Rock Lake Productions and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television.