Today, Deadline announced that screenwriters Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters has been tapped to write the Val-Zod series for HBO Max. The project was recently announced, with producer Michael B. Jordan developing it for the streaming network.
Val Zod is the story of another Kryptonian with powers who hails from the same doomed planet as Superman. The hero is Black, and he finds refuge on Earth 2. Like the original Man of Steel, he is sheltered on his adopted planet but eventually in the comics is pitted against a brainwashed Superman.
It’s unknown if the actor will also star in the project as of now. He will produce alongside Elizabeth Raposo for Outlier Society. The production company is also behind Static Shock for DC Comics as well.
Val-Zod will stream exclusively on HBO Max