Three clips from FOX’s new comic book TV show Human Target, starring Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, a freelancer whose job is to take the place of his clients, people who have been targeted for assassination or various threats. The show will co-star Chi McBride as Chance’s friend and business partner, and Rorschach as Chance’s information gatherer. The first episode apparently co-stars Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer as the damsel in distress. Now that’s a body I wouldn’t mind protecting. Up close. Ahem.
FOX has the show scheduled to premiere next year on January 17, before moving to its regular slot on Wednesdays at 9:30pm.
It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a “human target” in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, “Human Target” is a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, “Fringe”), a unique private contractor/security guard hired to protect.
Call him what you like, because for Chance, it’s about one thing only: saving his clients’ lives. When there is an unusual or imminent threat that can’t be solved through “normal” means of protection, Chance is hired to completely integrate himself into his clients’ lives to become the human target. If you’re a corporate manager whose disgruntled employee has gone violently off the deep end, Chance is your new auditor. If you’re the president of a bank who’s been tipped off to a potential heist, Chance is your unassuming bank teller.
During each job, Chance, assisted by his business partner Winston (Chi McBride, “Pushing Daisies”) and hired gun Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley, “Watchmen”), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client, while unraveling the truth behind the mission. With every new danger, Chance’s dark history will also unravel. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is, or what secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a human target?