A new live-action drama series may be about to raise the bar for the superhero genre by bringing the world’s largest population of superheroes and supervillains to television. FremantleMedia North America announced plans today for the series, “Astro City.”
The pilot episode is being written by Astro City comic book creator and writer Kurt Busiek along with film and television writer-producer and genre-IP acquisition and adaptation specialist Rick Alexander.
“Spanning 16 (and counting) collected, standalone yet loosely connected story arcs containing more than 2,000 original characters, the fictional Astro City universe explores the lives of ordinary people and those of the all-too-human superhumans in their midst, and their collective, daily struggle to hold on to hope in the face of world-shaking, life-altering events beyond any single individual’s control,” FremantleMedia said in today’s announcement.
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