Fans of DC Comics cult superhero and Justice League member, Booster Gold may be ecstatic (or horrified) to learn that Syfy has ordered a script for a TV adaptation centering on the hero who should spell the word awesome with "Au."
Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern, No Ordinary Family, Eli Stone) will be on board as executive producer (a credit DC Comics will share) with Andrew Kreisberg (who worked with Berlanti on Eli Stone) tapped to pen the script of the would-be pilot.
What could Syfy have in store for comics' loveable futuristic douchebag?
The character has made notable appearances in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and even had a live-action appearance on Smallville, played by Eric Martsolf. The show will maintain the traditional origin tale of a time-traveling athelete looking for glory he couldn't find in his own time by being a crime fighter in ours, using athletic skills and future tech.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
"The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present."
I can actually see the possibility of this balancing action and comedy pretty well. Berlanti and Kreisberg also have credits on Syfy's Warehouse 13, which has also made a pretty decent foothold in the light-hearted action genre.
What's your take on this development, members in good standing of the Booster Gold Fan Club?