By HitFix Staff
FOX is developing a drama series based on the supernatural DC Comics character The Spectre.
The Spectre, created by Jerry Siegel (co-creator of Superman) and Bernard Bailey in 1940, is an ex-cop stuck in an eternal afterlife, where he exacts vengeance upon mortal criminals in the name of their dead victims. The character has gone through many iterations in the DC universe, lately being hosted by several different characters. The Spectre’s fantastical elements give the project the potential to go beyond the typical superhero genre tropes and more into the realm of fantasy and horror.
The network ordered a script for the show this week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Brandon Camp (the short-lived FOX sci-fi show “John Doe”) is working on the script for exec producer Bill Gerber (“Gran Torino”). Continue reading
It’s not like aliens put up a welcome banner or anything, but scientists now have newly identified at least one planet that could potentially sustain life.
The European Southern Observatory has just announced the discovery of more than 50 new exoplanets (planets outside our solar system), including 16 super-Earths (planets whose mass is between one and 10 times that of our own planet).
One of these planets in particular could theoretically be home to life if conditions are right. It’s called HD 85512 b, and scientists say it’s about 3.6 times the mass of the Earth. This planet is about 35 light years from Earth. Its location with respect to its star suggests that this planet could have liquid water under certain circumstances. Continue reading
By NELLIE ANDREEVA, Source: Device.com
On the heels of Sherlock Holmes getting a successful contemporary makeover in features with the Robert Downey Jr.-starring franchise, and on public television with Masterpiece Theater’s Sherlock, the famous 19th century British detective is headed for a commercial TV series update. CBS has bought Sherlock Holmes, a drama project from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Prods., which is described as a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Timberman/Beverly has 2 new series on CBS this fall, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man. Continue reading