Tom DeLonge, one of the founding members of Blink 182 who left the band in 2015, is doing very different things these days. He recently launched a new UFO research company, To The Stars Academy, and one part of the company is a storytelling division. One of the first projects to come of it is a TV show based on DeLonge’s graphic novel, Strange Times.
The show has been picked up by American TV network TBS, according to Variety. He told the site that To The Stars aims to create entertainment franchises that amount to a “science fiction Disney,” which certainly sounds like a bold prediction.
“We hope to create something that could be described as sort of a ‘science fiction Disney,’ where our entertainment franchises are worlds that are inspired and informed by our own next-generation science division.”
The graphic novel Strange Times focuses on five kids, and they were inspired by the “degenerate skateboarders” that DeLonge grew up with.
“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,” DeLonge said.
You can read the full interview here at Variety. In addition to his work with To The Stars, DeLonge is working on new music for his other band, Angels & Airwaves.