Inspired by the hit graphic novel, the series is now in development
Vancouver, B.C. – Lighthouse Pictures and Caliber Comics have teamed up to develop P.I. Jane, a brand new series based on the popular graphic novel by Lauren Burke, Greg Sorkin and Tony Maldonado. This marks the first collaboration between the entertainment brands and is the first of many titles in Caliber Comics’ extensive library to be adapted into a television program. With the project in its early development stages, the team is taking meetings with showrunners and looking to add a unique creative voice to the project.
“Caliber is excited to be working with Lighthouse Pictures on P.I. Jane. Part Veronica Mars, part Nancy Drew, with a dash of The Office, P.I. Jane takes a light-hearted look at some of the crazy mysteries that could be happening just outside your door,”commented Eric Reichert, President of Caliber Comics. Reichert will work with Lighthouse Pictures CEO Jamie Goehring and Shawn Williamson, President of Brightlight Pictures (The Good Doctor).
P.I. Jane follows the chronicles of Jane Day, a millennial temp office worker by day and rookie detective by night. As she finds herself with seemingly mundane cases, Jane straddles the world of reality (showcased in black and white) and her imagination (in vibrant color) as she manifests her internal pop-culture fantasies into existence.
“P.I. Jane is something Lighthouse has been looking for in a potential series. With its unique main female character, quirky pop culture references and off-beat set of supporting players, P.I. Jane has all the ingredients to be a fun series that we can take in all sorts of directions,” stated Kevin Leeson, Head of Development for Lighthouse Pictures.
“I’m looking forward to kicking off a great new year of projects with the development of P.I. Jane. With a dynamic leading protagonist and endless storyline possibilities inspired by the comic book, it is a series I believe audiences will truly enjoy.”said Shawn Williamson, Executive Producer and President of Brightlight Pictures.
ABOUT P.I. JANE
Jane Day’s a twenty-something temp-by-day, detective-by-night…and also sometimes during the day. Jane straddles two worlds: Reality – in boring grayscale – and her Imagination – in full, vibrant color. Jane uses the fantasy to cut through the tedium, living as much inside her head as out. Her wheelhouse is the weird. Not necessarily the macabre, but just the…strange. She has hooked up with a group of bored housewives who offer their services as private detectives and being the young ‘rookie’ of the group, gets stuck with cases at the bottom of the pile.
ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE PICTURES
Lighthouse Pictures is a venture that specializes in producing genre and mid-to small-budget film and television projects. Industry leaders Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring helm Lighthouse Pictures. With over 120 productions in the past ten years, Lighthouse Pictures productions continue to be recognized. Year after year, Lighthouse projects have received industry praise with Canadian Screen Awards nominations and numerous Leo Awards wins. www.lighthousepictures.ca
ABOUT CALIBER COMICS
Caliber Comics is one of the leading independent comic companies in the industry today. During the 1990s the company helped to launch the careers of dozens of today’s top comic creators. Putting into print over 1,300 comics and books in the marketplace. Today, Caliber offers its vast library of comics and graphic novels in both print and digital formats, including all new title releases rolling out that feature a wide diverse line of subject genre with the emphasis on creator owned books. For more information visit www.calibercomics.com
ABOUT BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES:
Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects. Brightlight’s President, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 100 productions in the last 15 years and over 60 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001 including WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton), 50/50 (Seth Roge
n, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (Robert Redford).