As Smallville ended its decade long run earlier this year, the series brought in comic book character Booster Gold (played by Eric Martsolf) for one episode, and it was actually a very unexpected triumph. Now, it seems Booster won’t be away from the small screen for too long as SyFy has announced they are looking to give the hero his own series.
THR were the ones to break the news today, as they say SyFy has hired Fringe‘s Andrew Kreisberg to script the potential new show. He’ll also be executive producing with DC Comics, while Berlanti Productions (No Ordinary Family, Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone) will produce. Berlanti and Kreisberg are no strangers to SyFy, as they’ve had credits on Warehouse 13.
If ordered to film a pilot, casting would begin immediately, but there’s no confirmation that Martsolf would return to the character. In fact, it pretty much remains unlikely. Then again, with DC Comics executive producing, they could hypothetically have some control over casting, and get Martsolf to either be put on the short list, or even offered the part.
The series would deal with Booster, a former athlete from the future, journeying back to the present to become a hero. But, instead of truth, justice, and the American way, he wants fame, money, and the front page headlines. However, Booster learns that without protecting the present, there’s no future that truly happens. So, he puts his future tech to the test, and beats down evil with a golden fist and a “megawatt smile”.
If picked up by SyFy, this will be DC’s fourth television series since the new millenium. Smallville aired for ten years, while the Batman spin-off Bird of Prey aired for one season, and Human Target aired for two seasons. Unsold pilots for Aquaman and Wonder Woman have also been a bust for the comics company.
DC also had a string of hits years ago with Batman, Wonder Woman, and even Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, including one season of The Flash.