Networks are announcing their fall pick-ups and spring cancellations, and comics properties are very much in play.
Fox has canceled Human Target, now in its second season. It was never much more than a ratings outlier and doesn’t fit in with Fox’s newly announced focus on female-audience-friendly shows.
Likewise, Fox declined to pick up the LOCKE & KEY pilot, which has many people sad that the imaginative story of a supernatural family won’t be the next WALKING DEAD. The pilot, based on the Joe Hill comic, starred Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, and Nick Stahl, Some are speculating that it could be picked up by another network as a miniseries or series.
TV by the Numbers is reporting that the WONDER WOMAN pilot has been greenlit for a series on NBC, but it’s still in the rumor stage. The trades have been hinting that the finished pilot, starring Adrienne Palicki in non-shiny pants, had been much better received among network execs than among comics bloggers, so color us hopeful.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.