The Nameless City Is Being Turned Into an Animated Miniseries

Image: First Second Books. Art by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire
Image: First Second Books. Art by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire

The second entry of Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire’s graphic novel trilogy The Nameless City, The Stone Heart, is out today—and so is the wonderful news that the whole thing is being turned into a 12-part animated series by the studio behind Adventure Time.

The news, revealed today by Entertainment Weekly, will see each book in the fantastical trilogy—which focuses on the adventures of Rat and Kai in the titular city, nameless for the fact it keeps getting invaded and renamed by different warring nations all the time—split into four-episode adaptations. While there are no other details about the series just yet (like, where it’ll eventually air), Frederator Studios plans to release the first four episodes in the fall of 2018.

It might be all the rage to make live-action versions of comics these days, but animation has always been a great format for adaptations like this. Given the scope and scale of the first book, we can’t wait to see it make the transition from page to small screen.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Christian Corralejo

Looking forward to this, especially if it’s made by the people behind adventure time, though from what I’ve seen of the comic’s art style it seems like the animation style of The last Airbender and The Legend of Korra might suit it better. But I’ll wait and see what they come up with.