[TV] The CW To Create Series Based On Pulp Comic The Avenger Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.02.2013
With a "biopunk" twist...
Deadline reports that The CW is planning a TV series based on the Street & Smith pulp comic The Avenger. Neal Baer and Conde Nast Entertainment (which owns Street & Smith) will produce.
The drama comes from CBS TV Studios (where Baer has an overall deal) is described as an updated Biopunk version of The Avenger. It was written by Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (Warehouse 13). It follows the story of Alice Benson, a young woman who discovers a superpower after her parents' murder. The power comes from "genetic bio-hacking" which lets her transform her appearance at will. She uses her face-changing abilities to solve the mystery of her parents' deaths and find out how she got her powers.
The original 1939 magazine series focused on Richard Benson, who was avenging the death of his wife and daughter Alice. Baer Bones' Baer (Under the Dome) and Conde Nast's Dawn Ostroff will executive produce. Raab and Hughes are also executive producing. This is Baer's second sale since renewing his deal at CBS TV Studios. He's also working on a medical drama for CBS, which he co-writes with Dan Truly.