Fox has got quite a big month ahead of them. Between the return of 24 and American Idol, those shows alone should make the network a number one contender for ratings this spring. They also may be getting some help from a new show based on, of all things, a comic book.
The new series in question is Human Target starring Mark Valley (Boston Legal), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), and Jackie Earl Haley (Watchmen). It’s based on the DC Comics character, who assumes the identity of potential assassination victims and takes out their would-be killers before they get the chance to off their target.
The series is making quite a lot of noise among the TV and comic community, and all of that noise seems to be positive. With director Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) at the helm and composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galacitca) doing the score, this could turn out to be an amazing project or a colossal flop.
Either way, we’ve got a few clips to get you excited for the pilot, which airs on Sunday, January 17th opposite the Golden Globes (not smart). The pilot even guest stars fan favorite Tricia Helfer, which should get some fanboys interested.
Check out the clips after the jump.
John MuthJanuary 5, 2010 at 10:39 am
I was pretty cold on this show; because I have absolutely loved the character from his Peter Milligan interpretations, and was disappointed to see how they were changing the main draw of the character (losing his own personality) into basically a glorified version of Adam Baldwin’s Casey, from Chuck.
But, stepping away from the geeky “raping my favorite property” thing, I think that this could be a great show, and getting the excellent (and very geek friendly) cast, has warmed me up a bit. It still bothers me that they’re wasting the property name on a ‘The Bodyguard’-lite show, but I’ll tune in.