Netflix is developing a series adaptation of Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s comic Nocterra. Roberto Patino is heading the series as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Aquaman director James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett are also executive producing.

Nocterra debuted at Image Comics in March 2021 introducing a world in darkness where monstrous creatures called shades prowl for victims. The series is led by Val Riggs, a young woman who ferries people and supplies through the dangerous territory to the well-lit safe zones.

“The ease, honesty and profound creative support I’ve found in Bela [Bajaria], Peter [Friedlander), Matt [Thunell], Alex [Sapot], Andrew [McQuinn], and Kenyatta [Smith] has been nothing short of ideal,” Patino said. “Netflix is an extraordinary champion of intentional and inclusive storytelling, and I’m so eager to use this opportunity to tell bold stories that properly represent the Latinx community in entertaining, exhilarating and powerful ways. I couldn’t be happier to call Netflix my new home, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running with Nocterra and my boundary-pushing friends and partners at Atomic Monster.”

“The passion, vision and world-building that Roberto Patino brings to all his projects is incredibly exciting,” Netflix Director of Overall Deals Alex Sapot said. “Coupled with his undeniable voice, style and deep commitment to uplifting inclusive voices and point of views in his storytelling make for a powerful combination that we are thrilled to embrace and share with our members around the world.”

Nocterra was recently featured in Scoop’s Holiday Gift Guide.