Studio 8 is developing comic series 'Black,' where only black people have superpowers, as a feature film
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Studio 8 is developing comic series 'Black,' where only black people have superpowers, as a feature film

If you thought Amazon's Black America would be the biggest response to HBO's upcoming drama Confederate, here's another one for you!

Studio 8 has optioned a comic book series, Black, from Black Mask Studios, where the United States is a country where only black people have superpowers.  The series is created by former Marvel and DC digital editor, Kwanza Osajyefo, and Tim Smith

According to Deadline, who exclusively reported the news, the comic series "starts with a police shooting in Brooklyn that sees teen Kareem Jenkins survive a hail of bullets and discover that he is a lot more powerful than he ever knew. As Jenkins connects with others who share similar powers, a widespread oppressive global conspiracy to keep the knowledge of such superpowers from the world and especially blacks themselves is unveiled to all."The comic book just e

The comic book just recently finished its first run with six issues.

Osajyefo and Smith are also co-producing the film, and Studio 8's Jon Silk is overseeing its development.

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