Tom DeLonge's Strange Times In Development For TV
Ex-Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge's book series Strange Times is in development as an adult animated TV show by the TBS network. DeLonge said, "We hope to create something that could be described as sort of a ‘science fiction Disney.'" He added, "This is a dream I’ve had for over 10 years and it’s finally a reality. All the stories and themes I work on are meant to be shared through multiple mediums and on different platforms -- film, TV, books, music and so on."
The upcoming series will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge will also executive produce. The show will combine elements of comedy with his ongoing interests in the otherworldly and extraterrestrial. DeLonge explained, "My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor. This series combines them all into one."
Strange Times was launched following DeLonge’s split with Blink, as he ramped up his interest in creating content based around his research into the paranormal and extraterrestrial. The story follows five teenage skateboarders who solve paranormal mysteries while being chased by Deep State government agents.
Executive producer Russell Binder said, "Tom is a storyteller. His experiences and his interests are vast, and his desire to share those with a broad and diverse audience is an itch we are beginning to scratch. Strange Times is a comedic take on the tropes of coming of age, friendship, and how to escalate ways to humiliate your best friends while staying out of detention, and ideally, the hospital."