The Amazon Prime streaming service continues developing Image Comics' "Lazarus" (2013), the 'dystopian' science fiction title created by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark:
"...'Lazarus' is a coming of age story for a young woman named 'Forever Carlyle' who is questioning her identity. Its major themes are the meaning of 'family' and nature versus nurture.
"It is set in a bleak future where the world has been divided into sixteen large land areas, each ruled by one family.
"Each family rules their region in a feudal system that divides people into the three tiers, 'family', 'serfs' and 'waste'.
"The families have formed alliances to protect themselves from other families, and each family has a chosen warrior known as a 'Lazarus; who represents them in combat.
"'Forever' is the Lazarus for the Carlyle family. She obeys the family patriarch, 'Malcolm Carlyle' and has four siblings: 'Steven', 'Beth', and twins 'Jonah' and 'Johanna'.
"The original source of the Carlyle's fortune and power is from their various developments in genetic technology. Among other advancements, their modified seeds provide food for most of the world.
"The Carlyles have also altered their own genetics, which has allowed all of them to grow old without suffering the consequences of age..."
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