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The CW Developing New DC Comics Project with ‘Hourman’

Project joins CW's DC Comics shows including 'Arrow,' 'Flash'

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The DC Comics universe continues to be a rich source of TV projects for the CW, as the network confirmed to Variety that it is developing a drama based on “Hourman.”

From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. TV, project 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.

Michael Caleo (“Ironside”) is writing “Hourman” and will exec produce alongside Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.

The “Hourman” character is among the oldest in DC Entertainment’s roster of heroes, dating back to the 1940s, when a super group known as The Justice Society debuted in the page of All-Star Comics. Scientist Rex Tyler developed a pill called Miraclo that gave him super abilities and extra strength –but only for 60 minutes.

CW has long been used as a launching ground for DC projects – in addition to “Arrow” and “Smallville,” the network also attempted to develop shows for Robin and his family “The Flying Graysons” and even made a pilot for Aquaman that failed. The CW is also currently developing “Flash,” which will be seeded into “Arrow.”