Fox and The Spectre

September 14, 2011

It looks as though Fox is currently working with DC comic to develop a live-action the Spectre television show. Here is what Deadline is reporting:

Fox has bought The Spectre, a drama series project based on the DC Comics superhero character co-created by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. Brandon Camp (John Doe) will write the adaptation and executive produce with feature producer Bill Gerber (Gran Torino). The Spectre, which has received a script commitment, centers 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. DC Entertainment’s sister TV studio Warner Bros.TV will produce with Gerber Pictures. The Spectre character first appeared in an 1940 issue of DC’s More Fun Comics. Since then, he has been featured in a number of other DC titles and has headlined his own comic book series. Camp was introduced to The Spectre property by DC Comics’ chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

Personally, I think this is a great idea. The Spectre could bring something new to television and help DC reinvent itself when it comes to live-action adaptations. Continually trying to remake such iconic characters as Superman and Wonder Woman for wider audiences has proven to be a difficult undertaking. So, why not do something different and bring on a darker feel? That, I believe, is exactly what a show based on the Spectre could do and what both Fox and DC comics need.

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6 comments on “Fox and The Spectre

  1. huh, i wonder how they’re going to meander across the landmines this will bring. lol. he’s supposed to be God’s angel of judgment. usually TV shies away from such topics. lol

  2. Michael Sep 15, 2011

    I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. I’m a little surprised, though, that we may be getting a weekly does of God’s wrath, comic book style. And it will be interesting to see how God as a character is portrayed in the show. I’m not real familiar with The Spectre in the comics (my knowledge is mostly limited to Hal Jordan’s appearance as The Spectre in the opening pages of “Green Lantern: Rebirth”), but wrath and judgment is not, of course, all that needs to be said about God! So, yes, there should be plenty of grist for the mill here.

  3. I completely agree with you guys. For obvious reasons, this show will most likely not take a stance on God that we agree with; however, what show ever does? But it will be interesting to see how Fox works God into the series, if they do at all, or if they shy away and change the story of the Spectre.

  4. i’ll still watch it regardless! lol 😀

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