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Fox Developing Drama Based on ‘The Spectre’ from DC Comics

According to Deadline Hollywood, Fox is developing a drama series based on DC Comics's The Spectre. The project has only received a script commitment, which means it is still far from being picked up as a series.

Created by Jerry Siegel (Superman) and Bernard Baily, the Spectre first appeared in comic books in 1940 as the spirit of a cop enacting justice for the dead. The character then lived through several reboots of the DC universe and significant personal transformations including a change in the identity of its host, or more precisely, a transfer of the role to another spirit. The network's adaptation seems to be based on the original story, although not set at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Very likely to be produced by Warner Bros. Television and Gerber Pictures, the pilot will be written by Brandon Camp (John Doe) who will also executive produce along with Bill Gerber (Gran Torino).

The last comic book project at Fox, Locke & Key, received a pilot order but wasn't picked up as a series, and the network's latest collaboration with DC Comics, Human Target, was cancelled after two seasons at the beginning of the year. It is also worth mentioning that this fall season is starting without a superhero series at any of the broadcast networks.

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