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11th Dec 2018

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge is making a TV show and it sounds delightfully bonkers

Rich Cooper

Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge is making a sci-fi TV show

DeLonge is adapting his graphic novel Strange Times for US network TBS, the musician and UFO researcher confirmed.

The show will follow “five dirty teenage skateboarders who solve paranormal mysteries while being chased by Deep State government agents,” which is exactly the kind of show you’d expect a punk musician with a tin foil hat to make.

DeLonge will executive produce the show, with comedian Aaron Karo writing the scripts, who also joins as executive producer.

In a press release, Tom DeLonge said, “My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor.

“This series combines them all into one.”

Speaking to Variety, DeLonge said, “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.”

He continued: “The gang of characters in the story is based on the tribe of degenerate skateboarders that I grew up with — right around the same time I started my band Blink-182.

“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.”

As of yet there’s no word on when the show will be coming out, but we will 100% be tuning in when this drops.