Pinnacle Entertainment Group has licensed its Deadlands property to Visionary Comics, which in turn is working with IDW Publishing on trade and Tor Books on a line of novels.

The first trade book, Dead Man’s Hand, collects four previously published Deadlands one-shots and is planned for release in March 2015.

While there is no schedule yet for the novels, three are already in progress by authors Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, and Jeff Mariotte.

Deadlands’ creator, Shane Hensley, has signed on with Visionary for transmedia projects. Pinnacle reports that a Deadlands live-action television show is still being actively developed with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios, despite the latter company’s announcement in July that it would shut down that business.