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The CW Developing Series Based on DC Character Hourman

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November 05, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW is developing yet another TV series based on a DC comics character and this time it's the pretty obscure Hourman. Michael Caleo of "The Sopranos" will pen the pilot which will be produced by Dan Lin and Lin Pictures' head of television Jennifer Gwartz.

The site describes this new version of the character as follows: "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."

Originally created in 1940 by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey, Hourman has not had a very prolific life in the comics having been reimagined as different characters multiple times.

This announcement continues The CW's trend of DC comic and superhero based shows. One of their current hits is the Green Arrow-based Arrow, which has a spin-off based on "The Flash" in the works, along with a Wonder Woman series under the title "Amazon," and an adaptation of the '40s pulp character The Avenger, which was just announced this weekend.

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Is that his power? I thought he had some drug or something that gave him strength an hour at a time. Maybe I'm confusing him and someone else.


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j1h15233 wrote:
Is that his power? I thought he had some drug or something that gave him strength an hour at a time. Maybe I'm confusing him and someone else.


No, you're not. Rex Tyler, the original Hourman, was a chemist. He invented a drug called Miraclo that gave him superhuman strength and speed for one hour.

Rex's teammate in the Justice Society, the Golden Age Sandman, had prophetic visions and dreams and could sometimes see into the future. It sounds like this show is combining the powers of the two characters.


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Hasnt this been done before as Tru Calling or Quantum Leap- (maybe even the movie Next)

Although this sounds like a more forced time window to push the plot at least.

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j1h15233 wrote:
Is that his power? I thought he had some drug or something that gave him strength an hour at a time. Maybe I'm confusing him and someone else.


No, you're not. Rex Tyler, the original Hourman, was a chemist. He invented a drug called Miraclo that gave him superhuman strength and speed for one hour.

Rex's teammate in the Justice Society, the Golden Age Sandman, had prophetic visions and dreams and could sometimes see into the future. It sounds like this show is combining the powers of the two characters.


Okay that's what I thought but I'm no golden age expert.


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I'm so not watching this. Not just because it's Hourman (which is actually enough for me), but because I still have a bad taste in my mouth from 10 years of Smallville, and it's extremely anti-climactic series finale. It's the main reason I've never watched Arrow.

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Arrow is nothing like Smallville. It's so much better.


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Trust us, Cal. You are missing out. Arrow is excellent.

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Eh. I guess maybe I'll catch it on Netflix.

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alcinde4 wrote:
Eh. I guess maybe I'll catch in on Netflix.


That's what I thought too. A couple of days later and I had watched all of season 1 haha.


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I was the same with Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated...

The previous shows were such a travesty I didnt want to start another bad one--


Im glad some people on this board convinced me otherwise.

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