Look out, Boston Brand — you’re not the only DC Comics character representing the afterlife on television anymore!
Just weeks after the revelation that The CW is developing a “Deadman” television series from “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke comes word that there's also a "Spectre" TV show in the works. Deadline reports that Fox has purchased the series, with writer Brandon Camp adapting the DC Comics character for the network alongside executive producer Bill Gerber.
Deadline’s report mentions that the show will focus on “a former cop serving time in afterlife limbo who hunts down earthly criminals on behalf of the dead — and mortals soon to be dead, if ultimate justice is not served.”
The Spectre has been haunting comic books since the 1940s, though he’s undergone numerous iterations over the course of his history. A supernatural being with nearly unlimited power, The Spectre stalks the Earth to bring the wrath of God upon evil men, utilizing a human host to enact his justice. Though he’s bonded with various different characters over the years — including Hal Jordan of “Green Lantern” fame for a time — it sounds as though he’ll be taking on his first-seen form, murdered cop Jim Corrigan, for the television series, based on Deadline's description of the plot.
Fox previously collaborated with DC Comics on “Human Target,” which ran for two seasons, and this marks the network’s latest attempt at a comics-based TV series following “Locke & Key,” the now defunct show based on the graphic novels from IDW Publishing.
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