About God damn time. The Spirit of Vengence is headed to Fox and heaven help those who stand in his way. Ironically revealed by the crew of Deadline.com, The Spectre is booked to receive a script commitment for a new drama series, based on an ex-cop serving time in the afterlife, hunting down earthly criminals on behalf of the dead and exacting the ultimate in justice.
Produced by Warner Bros TV and Gerber Pictures, the adaptation will be written and executive produced by Brandon Camp (John Doe), who was in-turn introduced to the character by DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer and former JSA Spectre inclusive writer Geoff Johns.
With only Adam Strange rivaling my DC based love of Detective Jim Corrigan/The Spectre (assuming it is Jim the series is sold on), you can bet your bottom dollar I'm excited about this one. The noir concept has been a rich ground for great stories of responsibility, right and wrong and the greys in-between since it was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily in the 1940's - and only matured with age.
While Fox have recently cancelled their first DC based collaboration Human Target, even at this early stage, may the wrathful spirit be watching over anything that tries to put this project in limbo. Now I just need to send this guy some Adam Strange comics...