Alice Waddington is set to direct the upcoming adaptation of Dept. H for Netflix, according to a recent report from Deadline.
Waddington, who most recently made her directorial debut with the 2019 sci-fi fantasy thriller Paradise Hills, will work alongside writer T.S. Nowlin, who will adapt the script for the streaming platform. Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Paul Schwake of Dark Horse will also be attached as producers of the film.
Dept. H is one of Dark Horse’s most popular comic book series, and has been ongoing since its release in April 2016. Written and illustrated by Matt Kindt and colored by Sharlene Kindt, the story centers around the mysterious death of a scientist on board a deep-sea research station. Looking for answers, the scientist’s daughter is sent underwater to investigate the death, while also uncovering answers about the station as a whole along the way.
No release or casting decisions have been revealed just yet, but Deadline did note that the film falls under the first look deal that Netflix has with Dark Horse Entertainment. Given the success of some of Netflix’s other adapted media, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the company also looking to net some big names for this when it’s time to find the cast for the film.