The Beloved Characters of Lumberjanes Are Heading to HBO Max
Have you heard the news yet? Lumberjanes, the hit graphic novel series from BOOM! Studios, is heading to HBO Max! Fans can finally rejoice, knowing that these chaotic campers will soon be on the small screen.
Lumberjanes is an enchanting series about a group of campers, all of whom seem to have a tendency to get into mystical adventures and cause more than their fair share of chaos.
April, Jo, Molly, Ripley, and Mal all attend a camp called Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types (say that ten times fast). But really, they’re the Lumberjanes, and they are far from alone in these adventures.
Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooklyn Allen are all the original creators of Lumberjanes. That was back in 2014, now dozens of artists and authors have hopped on board to help keep the series going.
The Series History
It’s worth noting that originally, Lumberjanes was only ever going to be eight issues long. Thank goodness that didn’t stick! The series ended up being so popular that BOOM! Studios couldn’t say no to more, extending the series.
The good news is, that means there have been six years of the series. The slightly sadder news is that the series will be ending this December, with their extra-sized issue, appropriately titled “End of Summer”. On the bright side, that means now is the perfect time to dive into the series!
Since HBO Max only just gained the rights to Lumberjanes, not much news is known about the adaptation itself. Not yet, at any rate. Knowing the fans, we’ll be picking up on any little detail as soon as it becomes available.
Here’s what we do know: Noelle Stevenson is on board with the project, as she will be writing (adapting), as well as directing. On top of that, she’s the executive producer for the feature special, and the rest of the series as well.
This isn’t Stevenson’s first time being involved in a series made for streaming. She’s well known for her series, She-Ra and the Princess of Power. It’s a series she put her heart into, and that lends a lot of hope towards her adaptation of Lumberjanes as well.