SHOWTIME has already captured success with television series like WEEDS, The TUDORS and DEXTER, and now they’re looking to comic books for the source of two new shows which they’re hoping are hits as well.

According to Deadline, SHOWTIME is adapting THE DAMNED, a “supernatural gangster comic” which SpinOff describes as “The Sopranos go to Hell”. In 2007, the first mini-series run of the comic told the story of demon families vying for control of the human soul trafficking cartels in Chicago.

Comic Book Resources reports SHOWTIME is also investing in CHEW, having bought the pilot for a potential television series. Quite a bit less evil and yet still dealing with the supernatural, CHEW is about a detective who can see the past and future for anything he takes a bite out of.

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