Just a couple months ago, BOOM! Studios penned a deal with Netflix but it seems like HBO Max struck big by scoring Lumberjanes.
The story follows a group of girls named Mal, Ripley, Molly, April and Jo spending summer at a scout camp. At the camp, the girls meet with strange creatures and supernatural phenomena.
Created by Noelle Stevenson, Lumberjanes is an award-winning comic that will now be made into an animated series by the streaming platform. Stevenson, who also created She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, will also be involved in executively producing the series.
Lumberjanes continues to be a big hit, with over 1.5 million copies sold since its launch in 2014. The comic book ran for over 70 issues and 13 graphic novels. The comic won multiple Eisner Awards and the GLAAD award for outstanding comic book thanks to its exploration of female friendship and strong LGBTQ representation.
Stevenson is coming off developing and showrunning She-Ra and the Princesses of Power for Netflix. Apart from Lumberjanes, Stevenson also wrote Nimona which is now being adapted as an animated feature by Disney to be released in the year 2022. Stevenson released her most recent graphic novel The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures earlier this year.