The CW And DC’s HOURMAN Series Will Blend Together Several Different Comics
The CW has been developing a lot of DC related shows lately. Just a little earlier today we heard they may be reviving Young Justice as a live-action drama (click here for that), but one thing we know they’re working on for sure is an Hourman adaptation. Hourman is about a man who is granted superpowers when he takes a special drug, but the effects only last for one hour. It’s one of the more obscure comics out there, but it sounds like The CW will be mixing a few other things into their Hourman recipe to spice things up.
Bleeding Cool, who has been dropping all kinds of DC related news today, says they have been briefed on a few twists for the show that is currently in development. The site on what is being added into the mix:
[A] little Dial H For Hero and 100 Bullets, even a little Fantastic Four.
Because the proposal is that the drug Miraco from the comic book series, in the TV show will have a different effect on each person who takes it, summoning different powers and abilities based on their personality, enhancing existing talents or abilities tenfold, but with terrible side effects.
That takes the basic Hourman premise and takes it a step or two further. Adding in elements of the cult favorite Dial H, 100 Bullets, and Fantastic Four is definitely an attention grabber. If done right, Hourman could be a very interesting show. The CW have a proven hit on their hands with Arrow, so anticipation for the upcoming Flash series, Hourman, and the various other DC shows they have in development is pretty high. What do you think about the remixed Hourman premise?