The CW and DC are Developing an Hourman TV Series

Hourman Comic BookSo is his power the ability to tell you the exact time to the very second? That might come in very handy during daylight savings time. But how will he work out as a crimefighter?

Actually, his powers is that he’s, well, a psychic, I guess.

Here’s how THR explains the Hourman that we’ll be seeing in a potential new CW TV series adapting the D.C. comic book character:

Hourman centers on a brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future. Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way.

Ah, I get it. Because he can only see an hour into the future, so he’s Hourman. Get it? It’s a good thing he can’t see a week into the future, then he would be Weekman. Which would cause problems, like he’d have to explain to the bad guys in every episode that it’s not Weakman, it’s Weekman.

Eh, I’m only trying to fill up this article because the premise of this TV series is kind of derivative. It’s basically “Person of Interest” minus the Machine. Or “The Listener”. Or that syndicated TV show about a jazz singer who can hear evil thoughts, that I can’t even remember the title of.

The character, like most comic book characters, has gone through multiple iterations. Originally he was supposed to be a scientist who invented a drug that gave him superpowers — but just for an hour. Later, an android version showed up. Then the character got psychic abilities. This TV show seems to be heading in that direction, with no mention of one-hour superpowers. Just as well, I guess. Hopefully he’s not a nerdy scientist. I mean, even “Person of Interest’s” nerd needed a badass CIA type to help him out.

Michael Caleo will write the pilot script for the proposed “Hourman” TV series, with Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz producing.

The CW is apparently on something of a comic book kick. Mainly thanks to the success of “Arrow”, they’ve got a “Flash” TV series in the words, still claims to be doing a “Wonder Woman” TV series, and now “Hourman”. It’s too bad they couldn’t somehow nab that Batman-less “Gotham City” TV show, too.

Hourman Comic Book



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Hunh! That’s interesting. I think if they added in the miraclo pill that gives him super strength for an hour would work great. The pill should be an invetion of his Grandfather who was the Original Hour Man in WWII

  • 0ptik

    Doesnt the character go crazy in the comics?

    • 0ptik

      i think he was also part of the JSA,

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Yes to JSA not sure about going crazy.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    *sigh* with characters like Knight and Squire, Red Robin, Night Wing, Lady Shiva, etc why on earth would you take this direction?
    Come on DC ask the fans which hero they want and then Arrowfy the series.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Trying to pull another Arrow or even a Blade. Also trying to not rely on the Bat for everything. Just a guess.

  • Lexavi80

    The TV show about a jazz singer who can hear evil thoughts? NIGHTMAN!!! (don’t ask how I know that).

    So basically DC Comics and CW are telling us that they have Nightwing, but they are developing an Hourman TV show?

    This while Marvel connects their movie universe with their TV universe?

    Dumb, dumb, dumb! Yeah…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Haha, yeah, that’s it. I thought it was Midnight Man or something, but I know they shoved a “Man” in there somewhere.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Based on a Malibue comic and the character just sucked and the suit was abysmal.
        And this show could still work, but yeah a Nightwing series would rock!

        • Aegon the Conqueror

          2015-2016 would be the best time ever to make a Nightwing tv series. This is a perfect place to link DC tv and DC Cinema. THe Batman vs Superman Bats is older and seasoned, so what’s to say he’s not already had several Robins of whom DIck Grayson has turned into Nightwing. Pick up the series as Nightwing is out on his own for the first time in Bludhaven. If Sam Jackson can make a quick cameo in Agents of Shield, well then I guess Ben can do like a two minute one.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            TV cannot affor Affleck right now LOL. But your thinking is very sound.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            If he’s at all cool like Sam jackson he’d do it for next to nothing. Prove to some of those anti affleck fans that he deserves it.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I agree. Just doubt it, PLUS now there’s rumors Grayson will be in Superman/Batman

          • 0ptik

            I feel like we couldn’t differentiate night wing from the new arrow. It would basicly be the same show.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Also very true.

          • Lexavi80

            Well, Aegon, Latino Review (a site that have a 98% of accuracy in these kind of things), said Nightwing “might” appear on Batman vs Superman.

          • Juggernaut

            That exact scenario has been rumored! Aparently a certain old ward of Bruce’s may show up in Batman Vs Superman and word has it the two are no longer on speaking terms. Hopefully this rumor pans out and we see Nightwing show up at some capacity in a future connected DC cinematic universe project.