Late last year, Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg was hired to write a one-hour drama pilot for SyFy revolving around the DC Comics superhero Booster Gold. Greg Berlanti was set to executive produce the pilot, should it get ordered to production, and so far the news on the potential new television series has remained very quiet. Now, about five months later, a new development in the project makes it seem that we could have major news as to whether the project will be alive or dead.
Canadian movie site SneakPeek (via CBM) reports that Kreisberg has turned in his draft for the pilot script of Booster Gold into SyFy. It’s strictly rumor right now, as the network has yet to confirm, but if it is true, there could be a pilot greenlight in the near future.
The possible-new-series would deal with the titular hero, 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 want 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”.
What will be interesting to see is if SyFy passes on yet another television series. The high-profile Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome saw its first footage hit the internet last month, exciting very many. However, the network revealed just a couple days later that they had declined to pick-up the series, as the budget and production schedule was too damn difficult to work with. The two hour pilot will be aired as a TV movie later this year.
So, can Booster Gold overcome the same problems? Possibly. The first big hurdle would be a pilot order, if it receives one. While casting the titular hero would obviously come next, some are hoping that Eric Martsolf could return after his Smallvilleturn on the character. While it seems improbable, given that the same happened concerning the Green Arrow pilot over at The CW, it’s still a possibility.
It’s other big hurdle? Don’t wind up as rejected and as ridiculed as NBC’s Wonder Woman revival pilot.
We’ll keep you updated on any new information regarding the project as it becomes available.