Absurd Ventures, the recently launched entertainment company by Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser, has announced their first projects: two “original storytelling universes” with both American Caper and A Better Paradise.
While details on the two new properties are scant, they will debut “initially as a graphic novel and an audio fiction series”, respectively. Both projects are currently in production and set for a 2024 release. Absurd Ventures is also working on additional stories from these properties for “a wide range of formats and platforms.”
“We are excited to introduce these two universes, and their characters and lore,” said Dan Houser. “They represent our approach to storytelling and media. These initial releases will allow us to introduce these universes at the same time as we are working on other iterations and expansions. This is just the beginning.”
Here’s a brief overview of each new property:
- AMERICAN CAPER centers on two normal, badly damaged American families in a world of corrupt business, inept politics and bungling crime. AMERICAN CAPER will debut as a graphic novel that is being illustrated by renowned comic book artist Simon Bisley.
- A BETTER PARADISE is an existential suspense thriller, set in the near future. A 12-episode audio fiction series based on the A BETTER PARADISE universe is currently in production. Absurd Ventures is partnering with award-winning audio company QCODE Media to co-produce the audio series.
Absurd Ventures is also in development of a “wide range of projects” including animation, video games, graphic novels, audio fiction and more. Absurd Ventures will share more about both the above debut properties in the months ahead of their release.