Hourman

Rex Tyler is your average genius pharmaceutical analyst. He’s got a steady job, an estranged ex-wife and son, and a few latent desires to sneak out at night punch evildoers in the face. So when Rex realizes that the visions he’s had since childhood are actually a form of superpower – he’s actually been seeing events that will occur one hour into the future – he dons a nifty hooded cloak and christens himself “Hourman.” Chances are, you’ve never heard of Hourman, and neither has the vast majority of the civilized world. Not surprising, considering that the DC superhero’s popularity peaked during WWII and hasn’t shown any signs of recovery in the last seventy years. Until now, apparently. The Hollywood Reporter has news that The CW is developing an Hourman series to fall in alongside the network’s Arrow and the upcoming The Flash, with Michael Caleo  (writer for The Sopranos and Ironside) working on the script and executive producing. This is significant news for The CW – Hourman means the network is secure enough in its superhero properties to start taking chances with a character nobody (excluding devoted comic readers and octogenarians) have ever heard of. As well, Hourman seems to mark the beginnings of an interconnected TV superhero world, not unlike what Marvel‘s been doing in film for the past decade or so.

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