Horror host and monster hunter Jerri Bartman is back! The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor David Dastmalchian’s comic series Count Crowley will return in 2022 with Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter.
Set in the 1980s, the Count Crowley series follows Bartman, “a once-rising TV journalist who moves back to her hometown in the Midwest after washing out of her career due to struggle with alcohol. After taking over as the host of a midnight monster show, she learns that monsters are real. Now she must take a crash course in monster hunting to protect those she loves from a vampire who is coming to town.”
“When the pandemic stopped the world, I spent countless hours in my home late at night thinking about what I want to do with my life, what kind of stories I need to tell and how I want to wrestle with the big questions that haunt me,” Dastmalchian told The Hollywood Reporter. “With no promise of more Crowleys, I still wrote Jerri’s story and took her further into her quest to defeat the ‘bad’ monsters while defending the ‘good’ ones. Writing about her internal struggles, her family stresses, her battle to find her true, authentic and actualized self all helped me navigate the strain of the lockdown and my depression throughout the pandemic.”
Dark Horse Comics will release Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter on March 23rd, 2022.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)