Michael Davis: The Milestone Contract
As luck would have it I now know why I’m not mentioned as a co-creator of Static, although I created the Static universe from my own life story. I’ve just found the original Static Shock TV deal Milestone did with Warner Bros. and it explains everything.
Here, in its entirety, is the 1993 Milestone television deal for Static:
In the unlikely event that someone here in Hollywood decides it’s a good idea to develop a live action Static show, said show can ONLY be broadcasted on B.E.T.
The show must air after Sanford & Son but before Good Times. It is to be broadcasted at 2am every MLK Day, but only during leap year.
The role of Arnold Hawkins AKA Static must go to Gary Coleman and the role of Willis (formally Richie) must go to Todd Bridges. If one of those fine actors is dead or in rehab the network will wait until they are both available.
All the Milestone partners, save one, will receive credit.
Let the name of Davis be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all press and news, stricken from every mention of Static.
Let the name of Davis be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of Milestone, for all time.
So let it not be written, so let it be done.
Bruce Seti I, V.P. Business Affairs, Jan.15, 1993
Yeah, we signed that deal. We were young, what can I say?