You know why we love Eric Kripke? He always gets his man! Although he was linked to an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman many moons ago, that project never happened. In its place has come Deadman, which The CW has tapped Kripke to write and produce based on the comic books by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino.
Per Deadline the project is about the spirit of a murdered man, Boston Brand, who lives on as he inhabits other people’s bodies and helps them solve crises in their own lives. It is produced by Warner Bros. TV, which handles the mining of the DC catalog for TV series.
“We’re looking next year to do a superhero show if the right superhero comes to be,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said at TCA last month, noting the advantage of having Time Warner-owned DC Comics in the family. (CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS). Getting Kripke to develop Deadman is a no-brainer as he is the man behind CW’s longest running scripted series on the air, “Supernatural”.
Sounds like a good match to us. Keep it here for more as it comes!
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