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The birth of Bonelli Entertainment

The birth of Bonelli Entertainment

An interview on the pages of Variety was the first announcement regarding Bonelli Entertainment, our new unit devoted to develop feature films and tv series based on our characters and our comic books.

Furthering the strategy to develop film and tv projects based on its original characters and stories, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Italy's leading comics publisher, announced today the creation of the production arm Bonelli Entertainment. The new unit is currently developing a 10-episode live action horror tv series based on Dylan Dog, "the nightmares investigator", and other tv projects and feature films based on the Nathan Never, Mister No, Dampyr, Dragonero, Il Confine and Martin Mystère franchises, as well as other properties.

The Investigator of Nightmares created by Tiziano Sclavi is one of the most successful charachters within the Bonelli universe, a rare phenomenon that combines a wide readership and a cult following with a high appreciation from both literary critics and intellectuals. His comic books have been distributed in 30 countries, and are currently sold in 11 territories.

"Developing new ways for people to meet our most popular and iconic characters and franchises as well as exclusive new shows, on the devices they choose, is one of our studio's top priorities" said Davide Bonelli, President, Sergio Bonelli Editore S.p.A. "We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Dylan Dog series, and tending our most beloved classic characters, while at the same time elevating our comic books towards new experiences and new heights, with ideas that have never been offered to audiences before."