Fox is getting into the comic book business with Lisa Joy (left), creator of the comic book “Headache”, which the writer is now adapting as an ongoing TV series for the network under the new swanky title of “Athena”. What, “Headache” wasn’t good enough? Too migraine-inducing, perhaps. (See what I did there?)
Anyhoo. Joy will write and produce “Athena”, about “a 23 year-old woman who discovers she’s Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Each week she must maintain her secret identity while battling a slew of ancient monsters from Greek mythology and searching to uncover which of the other Greek gods is secretly plotting against her to take over the Earth.”
Wow. So every week she has to battle a monster from Greek mythology? Sounds like fun.
Unless, of course, Fox cancels it first. Fox, you know, has a bad habit of doing that to really cool shows. Then again, Fox is pretty much the only network who takes chances on these shows to begin with, but as the saying goes, what Fox giveth, Fox taketh away.
Joy’s previous credits include writing for Bryan Fuller’s uber popular (though apparently not ratings-wise) “Pushing Daisies” and “Burn Notice”, which she also co-produced. Joy will once again do producing honors on “Athena” along with eter Chernin and Kathrine Pope for the network.
Via : Deadline