In his first graphic novel series, Brzrkr, whose first volume was released by Boom! Studios earlier this month, actor Keanu Reeves, co-writer and co-creator Matt Kindt (Folklords, Justice League of America), and artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America) tell the story of Berzerker, a half-mortal, half-god warrior, who is cursed and compelled to violence. After wandering the world for centuries, he may have found a refuge working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. A Kickstarter preorder campaign last fall for $50,000 quickly blew past that amount and reached $1.4 million. Netflix will adapt the story into a feature film followed by an anime spin-off series.
Reeves, co-writer Matt Kindt, and artist Ron Garney will be in conversation with Calvin Reid, PW’s senior news editor, on Tuesday, May 25, 4–4:30 p.m. ET.