While barely a month goes by that we don’t hear about an old favourite being revisited, now you can add Buck Rogers to that ever-expanding list.
Via The Wrap, Legendary Entertainment and Transformers’ producer Don Murphy are teaming to bring back Buck Rogers in a major way.
Looking to cover a whole slew of bases, the current plan of attack is to develop a “prestige” TV series that would lead to big-budget film franchise and then to an anime show. The plan behind all of this is to introduce the Buck Rogers character to a whole new audience.
Created by Philip Francis Nowlan in 1928, Buck made his debut in the Armageddon 2419 A.D. novella. There, Anthony “Buck” Rogers was a coal miner who found himself trapped in suspended animation until waking up 500 years in a future that was in the midst of a huge war. This upcoming take on Buck Rogers will take its inspiration from this particular version of the Rogers mythos.
In the decades since that 1928 debut, the adventures of Buck Rogers have graced comic strips, comic books, movie screens, TV screens, and more. The most famous iteration of Buck is likely Gil Gerard’s run as the character in 1979’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century TV offering.
As ever, expect more on all of these Buck Rogers projects as they continue to develop.