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In the ever growing trend of comic book
adaptions, Deadman will be the next to take a shot at
television. Deadline announced that The CW will be developing the
series based on the DC property. Eric Kripke, who created the
network’s longest running series, Supernatural, will be
helming the new project. President of CW, Mark Pedowitz, expressed
the importance of finding a replacement for Smallville, which
ended in May after ten seasons; “We’re looking next year to do a
superhero show if the right superhero comes to be.”
revolves around Boston Brand, a murdered trapeze artist and acrobat.
After his death he becomes a ghost with the ability to possess
anyone. He uses his ability to help those he inhabits with their own
challenges, while also hunting down his killer. Created by Arnold
Drake and Carmine Infantino, the character first appeared in a 1967
issue of Strange Adventures.
Kripke spent five years as show runner on Supernatural
before stepping down to just an executive producer position. While
he is writing and producing Deadman,
his old series will be moving into its seventh season, which Pedowitz
has suggested won’t be the last.