Warren Ellis is one of my favorite comic book authors, and his short-lived WildStorm comic series Global Frequency could make for a great TV series. The title refers to 1,001 people working for an independent, covert organization. Each of these members has a highly specialized skill, a special phone, and in a time of crisis, the organization’s leader Miranda Zero and dispatcher Aleph will call and send this person on a mission. You have two interesting female characters as the regulars and from there you can cast guest stars to essentially be a weekly lead. That’s not to say an adaptation is an easy slam dunk. Producer Mark Burnett (Survivor) prepped a pilot in 2005 with John Rogers (Leverage) spearheading creative development, and it leaked online. Warner Bros. was unhappy with the leak and canceled the project as a result.
Now Global Frequency is getting another shot at television with Fox ordering a pilot from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Hit the jump for more.