Deadman's been getting a lot of attention lately. Not only was he crucial in Brightest Day, he also won the heart of Holly Granger and played an important role in Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons. Deadman has been on the small screen in animated form but it looks like he is getting ready to make his live-action debut.
Making his debut in 1967's Strange Adventures #205, Deadman has long been a fan-favorite but not exactly a household name. This is something that Supernatural creator, Eric Kripke is hoping to change.
Deadline reported that the CW is looking to bring a new superhero franchise to the airwaves. With Smallville ending it's successful ten season run, a big hole has been left in their programming schedule. The show will be written and executive produced by Kripke.
CW president Mark Pedowitz said they are looking to do a superhero show next year of the right character comes along. Deadman may seem like an odd choice, the spirit of a murdered man able to inhabit the bodies of others in order to solve their problems, but given the supernatural element (no pun intended) and the success of shows like Supernatural and Vampire Diaries on the CW, Deadman might just be the perfect fit.
We all know adapting superheroes in tights can be a difficult task. Deadman may be the character that can bring some life to the network.