The success of The CW’s DC superhero series Arrow is testing the market with a planned series based on The Flash, but a lesser-known heroic property is also in development. DC’s Hourman, originally introduced in 1940, may be headed to the small screen for his own live-action series. The title character, aka Rex Tyler, is a brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who experiences visions of events that occur one hour in the future. Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will executive produce alongside Michael Caleo (Ironside), who will also pen the script. Hit the jump for more.
THR reports that The CW is busy developing an Hourman drama series. Per the write up, Tyler “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.” The character has undergone a number of iterations throughout his comic history, including revisions in part by Todd McFarlane and Grant Morrison. As far as adaptations go, Hourman has been seen in animated form in Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold; his hourglass was seen in the TV movie, Smallville’s Absolute Justice.
Here’s Hourman in animated action, so to speak: