Published Dec 10, 2018Flying directly in the face of his haters, former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge continues to make magic with his alien-hunting organization To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences. Up next, his graphic novel series Strange Times is becoming a television series.
As Variety reports, DeLonge has partnered with TBS to turn the series of books into a TV show. The series will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge will serve as an executive producer alongside Stan Spry, Jeff Holland and Russell Binder.
The show will bridge the gap between DeLonge's pop-punk past and his current love of paranormal research.
"The gang of characters in the story is based on the tribe of degenerate skateboarders that I grew up with — right around the same time I started my band Blink-182," he told Variety. "The story is also set in that same town. Charlie, the main character, is a bit of myself. A boy searching for answers, trying to find a way out of suburbia, but laughing with his ridiculous, irreverent friends along the way."
When asked about his dream soundtrack for the show, DeLonge said the ideal theme song would be "Suburban Home" by the Descendents. He added, "I would love to see some of my favourite punk rock bands like the Descendents, the Queers, and Bad Religion, all of which were part of the soundtrack to my life at that time. But I can also see a great new wave band like New Order, Depeche Mode and the Cure."
Of course, nothing is finalized with the show's soundtrack just yet. But the series is now in its development phase, so we can expect more news down the line.