The popular Image Comics series Chew — about a cibopathic detective who derives clues from the things he eats — is getting an animated feature with The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and The Guild creator Felicia Day attached to provide voices.
The feature is being scripted by the comic’s co-creator, John Layman, and will be directed by Jeff Krelitz and produced by David Boxenbaum via Heavy Metal.
Yeun will play the lead role of Detective Tony Chu. Day plays his love interest, a food critic named Amelia Mintz.
Chew is being executive produced by Scott Boxenbaum, Layman, and Chew‘s other co-creator, artist Rob Guillory. It’s being co-executive produced by former BBC executive Dan Tischler.
The producers are aiming for a digital broadcast and home entertainment release.