Fox Picks Up DC Comics’ THE SPECTRE for New Drama Series

     September 14, 2011


Though their series adaptation of Human Target lasted only two seasons, Fox isn’t done trying to bring comic book pages to the small screen just yet. Deadline reports the network has just ordered a script for a series adaptation of The Spectre, the DC Comics superhero crafted by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. The comic follows murdered hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan who finds his spirit refused entry into the afterlife and instead sent back to Earth to eliminate evil. As The Spectre, he begins by seeking bloody vengeance against Corrigan’s murderers in a grim, supernatural fashion. John Doe writer Brandon Camp is behind the script with Gran Torino producer Bill Gerber serving as executive producer. Sounds a bit similar to the plotline for the feature film adaptation of the comic book R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, but that might just help get some interest in the series as well.