Eric Kripke and The CW Developing a Series Based on DC Comic Deadman

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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!

Eric Kripke and The CW Developing a Series Based on DC Comic Deadman

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  • Rottenjesus

    He proved he can do great genre TV with SUPERNATURAL so Kripke doing a DEADMAN show is a damned good idea.

  • Cinemascribe

    It’s about damned time Boston Brand made it to the screen in some incarnation. I’ve been telling people for a number of years that Deadman would tranlate well in the right hands. I just hope the CW doesn’t decide to populate the series with twentysomethings and whatever soulless pop garbage is about to debut on Itunes this week. This isn’t Smallville: Give us a guy who’s a bit older, like in his mid thirties, someone who has an established life and career when we him get murdered..not some young hotshot. As many problems as there were with the defunct superhero series “The Cape” , one thing it got right was the age of the main character..not an old man by any means, but not some fresh faced kid by a long shot. That’s what they need to go for here. And skip the whole “introduce a hot new song on the soundtrack every week” product placement crap and go with an actual score. Give the show a gritty, serious tone as befits the nature of the character .

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