Brooklyn Animal Control Comic Gets USA Drama Pilot Order

USA Network continues to widen the development net it casts with the pickup of a comic book-based drama. The network has greenlighted Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty.

Written and executive produced by Petty, the pilot also is executive produced by David S. Goyer as well as Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs and David Alpert, and IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams.

Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens. Delving into the lives of both the Case Officers, and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, the drama will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition.

The order to Brooklyn Animal Control comes on the heels of USA’s pilot pickup of another high-concept thriller, Poor Richard’s Almanack, which weaves between modern day and a possible future and revolves around a cadre of heroes who emerge as America’s new "Founding Fathers." Additionally, USA has supernatural drama pilot Falling Water and period Hollywood drama Paradise Pictures.