I’m not sure anyone was clamoring for this but Fox is going ahead anyway. The deal in question is the networks’s commitment today in going forward with an adaptation of the DC comic The Spectre. The new show will be written by Brandon Camp, who will also exec. produce.
In case you’re not familiar, The Spectre is a DC superhero character who made his first appearance in 1940. He’s a former cop serving time in afterlife limbo. He hunts criminals on earth on behalf of the dead, and those soon to be dead, and makes sure justice is served.
With the recent string of comic book to small screen adaptation failures including The Cape and Wonder Woman, I don’t put much hope is this working out. Networks just don’t seem to get it. After all, Fox already had a really fun show based on a comic that they axed after two seasons, just when it was getting interesting. I’m talking about, of course, Human Target.
Not only that, Fox doesn’t have the greatest track second with genre series in general. They just don’t seem to want to give things a chance to find an audience. Still, it’s nice that they seem to keep trying. At least that’s something.