Jed Mercurio unveils new sci-fi graphic novel

  • bang showbiz
  • August 3, 2021

Jed Mercurio

“Line of Duty” creator Jed Mercurio has written a new sci-fi graphic novel called “Sleeper”

Jed Mercurio has written a science fiction graphic novel.

The creator of “Bodyguard” has teamed up with actor Prasanna Puwanaraja – with whom he worked on the 2018 drama “Critical” as well as an episode of “Line of Duty” – for a new project called “Sleeper” , which takes place in the 24 century and was illustrated by Coke Navarro.

The description for the comic – which will be released Thursday (05.08.21) – reads: “The first in a new series of highly anticipated DS-5 graphic novels, a biologically enhanced law enforcement marshal, must be decommissioned after decades in deep space.

“He returns to a solar system finally emerging from a devastating climate war following the discovery of a miraculous new source of energy: Titan Green.

“His capsule crashes into Titan in a mysterious explosion, and DS-5 deploys for its latest mission: a mass murder investigation that merges with a geologist’s quest for his missing father.

“But as the DS-5’s aging technology begins to fail, human faculties and memories resurface, forcing it to confront the grim provenance of its recruitment.”

‘Line of Duty’ fans await news on a potential seventh season of the BBC One police corruption drama – including Queen Elizabeth.

It is said that the 95-year-old royal and her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh – who died in April at the age of 99 – were taken into the care of a group of assistants during the lockdown. They became known as “HMS Bubble” and were led by 63-year-old Vice-Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt.

A royal source previously said the Queen particularly enjoys “discussing the intrigues” of the show with Tony.

The insider said: “The Queen was very interested in ‘Line of Duty’ and enjoyed discussing intrigue with Tony.”

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