LINE Webtoon (http://www.webtoons.com), the popular digital comics publisher pioneering the development and distribution of comics worldwide, today announced that one of television’s leading ladies, Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls) and actor/musician Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Gossip Girl) are launching a new comic series entitled Dents. Launching this March exclusively on LINE Webtoon, Dents is an apocalyptic journey to the year 2111, where more than half of the world’s population has been wiped out by an ancient plague released by the melting polar ice caps due to global warming. Co-created and co-written by Behrs and Doyle, the series is told through the voice of an unapologetic 14-year-old girl named Eleanor. After a vaccination is developed, there is a massive increase in the birth of identical twins possessing extraordinary powers. What was first seen as a blessing to repopulate the Earth quickly turns to chaos as these powers manifest in mysterious – and often dangerous - ways. The twins, known in society as “Dents,” are ordered to be executed and aborted. Following an incident at school, Eleanor learns that she herself is a Dent, separated from her twin at birth, and she is quickly swept into an underground society made up of other Dents just trying to survive.
"Matt and I have been best friends since childhood and I have to give him all the credit for introducing me to the comic book world. We are so excited to be writing this together and working with LINE Webtoon. Much of the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of the San Francisco Bay Area where Matt and I grew up. Our heroine, Eleanor, is a strong, young, powerful, complicated girl and we are incredibly excited to share her journey with the world. We are thrilled to be joining the LINE Webtoon family with Dents."
"Dents is something Beth and I have been passionate about creating for years. We honestly couldn't think of a better way to debut this story than with LINE Webtoon. Bringing Eleanor and this wild world to life with this incredible company is a thrilling opportunity,” said co-creator Matt Doyle.
“With the popularity of stories such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner, the desire for quality Young Adult storytelling is at an all-time high,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “When Beth and Matt brought us the unique and thrilling tale of Dents, we knew that it would be the perfect series for that audience. The content they have created tells a dark and captivating story that we know readers will love.”
With 50% female readership, LINE Webtoon is dedicated to working with female creators, such as Behrs, and making it possible for creators without traditional comic backgrounds to take their fresh ideas and bring them to the masses.
Beth Behrs currently stars in the CBS hit comedy series 2 Broke Girls which is currently in its 5th season and appears in the indie comedy “Hello, My Name is Doris” which will be released by Roadside Attractions on March 11. Behrs has also performed at the Geffen Playhouse and appeared on stage with the New York Philharmonic for their New Year’s Eve performance One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch.
Matt Doyle is an American actor and singer-songwriter, best known for his work on Broadway in starring roles in The Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening, and War Horse. He also appeared in Gossip Girl on The CW. His debut pop album, Uncontrolled, written with Sony ATV/Publishing, will be released February 29th.
In support of this announcement, Beth Behrs will be a panelist on LINE Webtoon’s “Women in Digital Comics” panel at SXSW on Friday, March 18th at 12:30pm at the Austin Convention Center.