Hourman Comic Book Optioned

November 7, 2013 CW dug pretty deep into the DC Comics bench to find a success with Arrow. Its latest comic project makes Green Arrow look Superman-famous by comparison. The Hollywood Reporter says CW is ready to adapt the tale of Hourman for its airwaves. I will pause for the collective “Who?” from most of the people reading.

The show will focus on a brilliant but troubled pharmaceutical analyst plagued by visions since childhood. He discovers these visions are actually real world events that will occur one hour in the future. His mission is to stop them from happening, while trying to reconnect with his ex-wife and son.

Reaction from non-comic lovers is the aforementioned who? Diehard DC fans are wondering what happened to the Wonder Woman show CW was supposed to be working on. Hourman is one of the longest-lived DC heroes most people haven’t heard of. He first appeared in 1940 as Rex Tyler, a biochemist who created the drug called Miraclo. It gives the user super strength, speed and night vision. The drug is toxic and remains in the user’s system for 24 hours, so Hourman can only pull off his trick once a day. Later incarnations of Hourman were Rex Tyler’s son, Rick, and an android based on Rex Tyler’s personality. Since the character CW describes is good with chemicals, we might actually see Miraclo appear on the TV show.

Courtesy of: http://www.technologytell.com/entertainment/31443/cw-to-adapt-dc-comics-hourman-for-tv/

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