Frank Miller's "Sin City" is getting a TV treatment. Former "The Walking Dead [VIDEO]" showrunner Glen Mazzara is developing the show along with "Underworld" director Len Wiseman.

Deadline reports that "Sin City" will be loosely based on Miller's graphic novels while Glen Mazzara will adapt the stories with a fresh vision. The television will deviate from the movie version released in 2005, which Miller created with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. That film starred Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Nick Stahl, Brittany Murphy and Benicio Del Torro.

In 2014, "Sin City" also had a sequel on the big screen in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." It starred Jessica Alba and Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez at the helm.

Air date, cast news and other details

"Sin City" on television will delve into original characters and storylines within its own universe. Those familiar with the graphic novels should expect to watch something completely different.

The show, so far, has no network attached, but there have been lots of interest from within the industry from both broadcast channels, premium cable networks and subscription services. The Weinstein Company -- through Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, and Stephen L'Heureux -- is also behind this project. The company has invested on plenty of TV shows that ran on A&E and Netflix, which might give an indication of where the TV show could be headed. Casting has also not yet been announced as the series until the details are ironed out by Glen Mazzara and Len Wiseman.

Graphic novel inspiration

"Sin City" was first released as part of the "Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special" in 1991. The story was then serialized for a year for 13 parts.

Basin City, also known as Sin City, is a fictional American site filled with palm trees amidst an extensive desert. Crime rate is high in this place and the police force is corrupt and lazy. Mining is the main trade in Basin and the Roark family has control over the industry. To keep their workers happy, they "imported" plenty of attractive women and thus also have control over the city's prostitutes.

Meanwhile, the place is also home to a crime syndicate with undetermined business ties, a Mafia family, a gangster, former mercenaries from the IRA and American extremists. These groups' activities and characters intertwine in Frank Miller's universe.

The graphic novel received several Eisner Awards for its story, inking and graphics. The comic book's styling was inspired by film noir and the movie had the same look and feel. It's assumed the television series will follow the same effects.