'Vagrant Queen' is all set to revitalize Syfy's roster of comic book adaptations and fans can't wait for it
'Vagrant Queen' was co-created by Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jason Smith and published by Vault Comics
After canceling 'Krypton', 'Deadly Class', and 'Happy!', Syfy is currently running really low on comic-based content. Right now, 'Wynonna Earp' and 'Van Helsing' are the only shows on the network based on comics but that's all about to change with 'Vagrant Queen', an explosive new series coming to Syfy in March.
'Vagrant Queen' was co-created by Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jason Smith and published by Vault Comics. The series has been developed into a one-hour drama with 10 episodes by Jem Garrard, the series' showrunner, working alongside a writers' room full of women.
Adriyan Rae from Hulu's 'Light as a Feather' will be playing the lead role of Elida, an outcast who was born into a royal family and stripped of her birthright by a revolution.
Tim Rozon ('Wynonna Earp') and Alex McGregor ('Blood Drive) will be playing Elida's crewmates Isaac and Amae respectively with Paul du Toit ('Maze Runner') appearing as the villainous Commander Lazaro.
A trailer for the series has already been released introducing the audience to the show's characters and its brilliantly witty world. A number of people have taken to Twitter to voice their excitement for the upcoming show.
"I really loved reading @thevaultcomics #VagrantQueen and I can’t wait to watch the live-action @SYFY show," one user tweeted.
Another user wrote, "Just saw a commercial for #VagrantQueen and looks like this show needs to be in my life."
"On good comic recommendations I give #VagrantQueen by Magdalene Visaggio & Jason Smith two thumbs way up," yet another user wrote. "I'm really looking forward now to see the live-action adaptation coming to SyFy with @realtimrozon and @AdriyanRae."
Here's the official synopsis for the new series: "'Vagrant Queen' follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the republic government out to extinguish her bloodline."
"When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally Amae to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro," it adds.
'Vagrant Queen' will begin airing on Syfy on March 27 at 10 pm ET/PT.