Arrow is a hit! From that we are going to see Flash! Now The Hollywood reporter is saying that they are developing a series based on Hourman! Of course with commercials he'll probably end up around 47 minutes but The 3/4 plus of an Hourman? It just doesn't have a ring to it. According to the Hollywood Reporter the CW has this in development right now. Apparently they're still a bit nervous about "Amazon" the show about a young Wonder Woman.
The Holly wood Reporter said this about the show:
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.
Not being real familiar with this member of of the DC canon I had to look him up. Rex Tyler has been around since 1940. Then Rick Tyler became the sixty minute son (not really he was hourman too) Then he became an android Matt Tyler. It didn't say which version they were going with.
Personally I like Rex. Rex Tyler, raised in upstate New York, learned biochemistry. Then while working his way through college researching vitamins and hormone supplements at Bannermain Chemical. He discovers "Miraclo". Doses of the "miraclo" gave Rex superhuman strength and speed for the hour that vitamin's effects lasted, before returning him to human levels. Of course he gets addicted to the drug and being a superhero.
Of course it's his son Rick that develops the Psychic powers when he becomes addicted to Miraclo and is given a "cure" whose side effects are having visions of what's going to happen one hour in the future.
Either way I think having a show where the Hero is struggling not only to get his wife and kid back but dealing with drug addiction and trying to stop his troubling premonitions from happening. Well there's plenty of conflict to create some drama here.
What do you think? Teach me more about this character is it going to be father (Rex Tyler) or his son Rick? Or would you just rather see the android Matthew Tyler? Will he have the time to do crossovers on Flash and Arrow? Will this hour go by quickly? Who can hook me up with some of this Miraclo anyways?