The man behind Jessica Jones is taking Marvel's Scarlet to HBO


We're living in the age of the superhero. Hollywood producers and small production studios can't get enough of superhuman tales, and judging by viewing figures and box office sales neither can the public.

The latest comic book hero to receive an adaptation will be Marvel's Scarlet - a Portland native who inadvertently ends up leading a revolution against the US government after setting out to protest against corruption and meeting many other like-minded idealists as she goes.

The series is to be the brainchild of Jessica Jones co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, and he revealed at ATX Television Festival that a deal with HBO for the show has already gone through. GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

The Scarlet series is known for its dark nature and tone, as well as its violence, drawing comparisons to the likes of The Punisher. Given the majority of Marvel TV series that have been successful over recent years - Daredevil and Jessica Jones, as well as the forthcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders - all follow this pattern, there's every reason to believe it will be a hit.

And, much like another popular recent superhero, Deadpool, Scarlet is known for breaking the fourth wall.

We can't wait.