‘Human Target’ picked up by Fox
It’s official: Fox has picked up Human Target, the DC Comics series created by Len Wein, Carmine Infantino, and Dick Giordano, as a new drama series this fall. The show was apparently the best-received pilot at the network’s
screenings last week.
The show centers on Christopher
Chance (Mark Valley from Keen Eddie, Boston Legal, and Fringe) as a bodyguard with a unique
form of security: he assumes the identities of people in
danger, becoming the “human target” on behalf of his clients.
Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Nightmare on Elm Street) and Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies, House, Boston Public) will co-star in the project written
by Jon Steinberg and directed by Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). The two exec produced
the pilot with McG (Terminator: Salvation).
This continues a long streak of Len Wein’s comics work being adapted for the screen: off the top of my head, we have Swamp Thing, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, and Lucius Fox. Even Human Target has been adapted before, in a 1992 series on ABC starring Rick Springfield.