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Syfy Touts Booster Gold as Part of ‘Ambitious’ Development Slate

Syfy apparently is moving forward with a live-action series based on the DC Comics superhero Booster Gold, including the project as part of a develop slate unveiled Tuesday during the network’s upfront presentation. It’s joined by, among other dramas, adaptations of Charlaine Harris’ supernatural mystery novel Grave Sight (previously destined for CBS), the Platinum Studios comic Grey Legion and the 2011 action thriller The Adjustment Bureau.

A movie or miniseries based on Stephen King’s 1987 fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon is also in the works.

The cable channel ordered a  Booster Gold pilot script in November from Fringe writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Kreisberg (Arrow), Berlanti (Green Lantern, No Ordinary Family) and DC Comics will serve as executive producers.

Created by Dan Jurgens, Booster Gold debuted in 1986 as a failed sports star from the 25th century who, with the help of a security robot named Skeets, stole a Legion flight ring, Brainiac 5’s force field belt and Rip Hunter’s time machine and traveled to our time to become a superhero. Initially interested only in fame and wealth, Booster evolved over the years, becoming a member of the Justice League (where his friendship with Blue Beetle became a fan-favorite pairing) and, in more recent years, a central player in DC events. In the publisher’s “New 52,” Booster leads the Justice League International.

The Syfy pilot looks to return the hero to his earliest characterization, as a washed-up athlete turned wannabe superhero who ends up making money and glory his priority.

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Comments

  • Ryan Logan

    He’ll endorse anything BUT honey. #DCUO

  • Werehawk

    I am so, so excited!

    But I hope they keep the ‘from the future’ aspect.

  • Thalia

    I don’t know, I like that he’s not a dc A lister but I’m sure there are better characters for a tv series.

  • Demoncat4

    nice that unlike their attempt at ohter super heroes like the phantom sticking to the core of booster being a washed up sports star  who times travels and tries to get rich being a super hero. hope they can have blue beetle make a guest star. and hope they cut out skeets.

  • http://twitter.com/HoroscopeRaper Elias Algorithm

     CUT Skeets? Blasphemy.

  • http://twitter.com/HoroscopeRaper Elias Algorithm

     CUT Skeets? Blasphemy.

  • CosmicBoy

    I really love Booster Gold, and I miss pre new 52 series. He had evolved and grown up a lot as a character…

  • http://twitter.com/Tiradyn Eric Rich

    I love Booster, but I can’t think of a concept more horrible than a Booster Gold television show, especially on Sci-Fi (I refuse to use the new name).  It (if it actually happens) is going to SUUUUCCCKKKKK!!!

  • Scritx

    no skeets in the JLI/JLE era