Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
James Wan Directing The Conjuring Sequel
He's headed back to horror
Kim Basinger Joins The Nice Guys
As a corrupt chief justice
John Carter Could Return To Mars
As Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. takes the rights back from Disney
Natalie Dormer Ventures Into The Forest
She's set for the supernatural thriller
Re-Release Trailer For 2001: A Space Odyssey
Daisy, Daisy....
Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned
Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptation
Patrick Stewart Enters The Green Room
He'll play a white supremacist
Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latest
Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
Viggo Mortensen breathes a sigh of relief
Sean Bean Set For The Martian
Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...
Conjuring Sequel Delayed Until 2016
Another New Line horror will take its place in 2015
Eli Roth Gets Cabin Fever Again
Producing a remake of his 2002 original
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 October 2014
Guillermo Del Toro Planning Pacific Rim 3
'Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don’t...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Puss In Boots (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

DC Comics' Deadman Heading To TV
Supernatural's Eric Kripke overseeing

26 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

DC Comics' Deadman Heading To TV

For years it was being developed by Guillermo Del Toro and Don Murphy for the big screen, but now DC Comics' Deadman is heading to TV, with the CW network grooming the supernatural superhero as a potential replacement for the just-ended Smallville.

Arnold Drake and Carmine Infanto created the comics series in 1967. It's centred on Boston Brand, a former trapeze artist murdered mid-act who, as a ghost, is given the power to possess people for crime-fighting purposes by a made-up Hindu goddess called Rama Kushna. He's rarely had his own series, but has regularly turned up in various DC comics, including Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Neil Gaiman's The Books of Magic.

The Gaiman connection isn't insignificant: Supernatural showrunner Eric Kripke describes that programme as a cross between Sandman and Gaiman's novel American Gods (itself in development at HBO), and Sandman was the last DC TV project Kripke was attached to. He sadly admitted that plans for the Lord of Dreams had foundered earlier this year (although he was later contradicted by DC honcho Geoff Johns). Will Deadman constitute its permanent replacement?

CW is jointly owned by Warner Bros and CBS, meaning that the Warner-owned DC roster can be developed in-house. Warner Bros TV will be producing the pilot, which will get underway for "this development season". Supernatural, by the way, isn't going anywhere, although Kripke has now retreated to an executive producer role.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Tyrannosaur Trailer Online
See Paddy Considine's directorial outing
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)