Food graphic novels are big. There's the hit Japanese wine manga Kami no Shizuku ("The Drops of God"), the upcoming comic cookbook from Dirt Candy chef/owner Amanda Cohen, and the much-anticpated Anthony Bourdain collaboration Get Jiro! Now comes news, according to Deadline Hollywood, that Showtime has bought a script for Chew, a "quirky half-hour cop show" based on John Layman and Rob Guillory’s comic series of the same name.
Chew is about federal agent Tony Chu, a so-called "cibopath," who is able to solve crimes using the psychic impressions he gets from things he eats, which can include food from crime scenes and, um, body parts.
Stephen Hopkins of Circle of Confusion, the production company behind AMC's The Walking Dead, will direct and executive produce the project.