Exterminators called to Showtime

When the creators of the comic The Exterminators first came up with its idea, they envisioned it as a television show. Simon Oliver and Tony Moore pitched the story about a group of eccentrics working for a pest-control company, but it was a comic-book publisher who ended up picking up the pitch.

Now The Exterminators is getting a chance at the small screen. Showtime is working with Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton to bring the series to television, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Exterminators, which ran for 30 issues, follows an ex-convict who finds work with Bug-Be-Gone killing roaches, rats, and other creepy crawlies. Described as a Six Feet Under with pesticide instead of embalming fluid, the drama will focus on the dysfunctional characters.

Showtime has not yet set a timetable for the show's debut.

Comments (11)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
This is fantastic news. I was super pissed when they ended the series, and now that this has a chance to live on at showtime im onboard again. And Preacher is already being mad einto a series for HBO
Reply
Flag
Make it a comedy! make a life like dale from king of the hill,that would be so funny.
Reply
Flag
On Showtime+ Dexters Producers+ like Six Feet Under. I'm in!!
Reply
Flag
Note to Showtime- How about skipping this idea and bring the Vertigo comic "Preacher" to your cable channel. I'm sure it will be more entertaining then a show about bug exterminators.
Reply
Flag
I think I let the oven on [runs towards the kitchen never to come back]
Reply
Flag
o...k...then... i think i'll pass...
Reply
Flag
No, thanks.
Reply
Flag
It's a brilliant comic book. Really tongue-in-cheek and has tons of jet-black comedy but also has a great doomsday story involved. If Showtime can do a good job of Dexter, they'll have no trouble putting this onscreen.
Reply
Flag
This sounds really good. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one
Reply
Flag
sorry but this sounds dumb as heck. Not too interested.
Reply
Flag
Now what will happen if they meet the bugs from Joe's Apartment? lol
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook