1. The amount of struggling (see: research) I had to do to find the correct spelling of “Hourman’s” name is actually ridiculous. I found everything ranging from Hour-Man to HourMan.
2. Excuse me for my presumed ignorance, but the first thing I thought when hearing such news was: “Who in the f*ck is Hourman?”
Anyways, if you’ve been staying on top of your TV-related superhero news, you know that a lot of DC’s properties are heading to television, especially as it relates to upcoming shows like Constantine (NBC), Gotham (Fox), the upcoming Flash spinoff (CW), and The CW mainstay Arrow. And though it looks like Marvel is also getting in on the action with programs like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and four other rumored shows, DC continues to flex their TV-dominating muscles with the announcement of another upcoming show called Hourman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Micheal Caleo (the man behind shows like Ironside and The Sopranos) will be penning the pilot script and executively producing the drama along with Dan Lin (and his company Lin Pictures) for WB.
Moving on, for those who have no idea who the hell this person is (much like myself), Hourman will apparently be chronicling the life of Rex Tyler. Here’s a mini-synopsis from Screen Crush:
“Rex Tyler is a ‘brilliant-yet-troubled‘ pharmaceutical analyst who realizes that the tragic visions that have burdened him since childhood actually occur one hour in the future. Hoping to win back his ex-wife and son, Rex dons a costume to prevent said tragedies from occurring, ‘finding both purpose and redemption along the way‘” (Screen Crush).
Currently, the show is still being developed, but either way it goes, I’m 99.9% sure that The CW will find some success in this show. I mean, if they find a way to inject enough abs and angst into the show, that’ll probably make it worthwhile for its audience and potential Hourman fans. I mean, that formula seems to have worked well with Arrow.
Anyways, what do you guys say? Would you be interested in an Hourman series? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Screen Crush, The Hollywood Reporter
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- Hourman Added to The CW’s Superhero Roster (tvline.com)
- CW Begins Development on Live-Action “Hourman” Series (comicbookresources.com)
- Warner Bros. Is Creating A TV Show For DC Comics’ Hourman, Because That’s An Awesome, Well-Known Superhero (themarysue.com)
- The CW Developing New DC Comics Project with ‘Hourman’ (somethoughtsontv.wordpress.com)