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TV News: SyFy Channel Going For BOOSTER GOLD

Written by Kris Heys Tuesday, 22 November 2011

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That’s right, our favourite fallen footballer from the future Booster Gold could be the next comicbook creation heading to our TV screens.

SyFy has struck a deal with Andrew Kreisberg (FRINGE) to pen the teleplay, with Berlanti Productions overseeing alongside DC.

Before we get too excited, the commitment remains Pilot only for now, which means the finished product will have to be then given the greenlight based on their myriad of testing procedures, market research, that kind of stuff. Basically it's a long ways off yet.

The character, first introduced in 1986, has gained a huge fanbase over the years. He’s now, or at least was pre-New 52 (won't read it), a major player in the DCU. He’s an interesting hero in that he really kind of fell into the gig - his time-travelling antics were first and foremost a slick ploy to seek fame and fortune in the present after his career faltered in the 25th century. Even when he joined the JLI his primary concern was to use his status to make a quick buck (anybody remember Kooey Kooey Kooey?). That’s not to say he’s incapable of stepping up the plate in times of crisis. With his vast array of future tech (including his one-time robot sidekick Skeets) he can be a formidable hero. When it suits him.

We know this is a little obvious, but Gold's cock-sure character traits suit Nathan Fillion down to the ground, don't you agree? If not, who would you guys like to see in the role? Should SyFy commit to series that is... Hope hope.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

Thoughts? Share ‘em with your fellow readers in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag


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0 #1 Bill Lynn 2011-11-22 22:35
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anybody remember Kooey Kooey Kooey?


Yes and after the Blue and Gold appearance in Smallville this spin off was a little hope of mine. Hope they get this one right.
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