The CW is looking to extend its partnership with DC Comics beyond Arrow and the potential spin-off The Flash, although sadly it hasn’t given the go ahead to the planned Wonder Woman series Amazon, but rather a new pilot for an hourlong drama based upon Hourman, a character who made his first appearance way back during the Golden Age in Adventure Comics #48 in 1940.
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, “Hourman centers on a brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future. Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way.”
The pilot for Hourman is being written by Michael Caleo (The Sopranos), who will executive produce alongside Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars). It becomes the latest in a series of DC Comics pilots from Warner Bros. Television, with Constantine in the works at NBC and the Jim Gordon-centred Gotham in development at Fox.