Another DC Comics property bites the dust at HBO Max: this time, the anthology series Strange Adventures. After last week's dramatic and controversial shelving of Batgirl, HBO Max recently announced that Strange Adventures, from executive producer Greg Berlanti and which would have featured a host of DC's lesser-known characters, was being axed.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith was set to direct and co-write an episode of the show. Smith revealed on his podcast that he was writing said episode with Eric Carrasco, with whom he had also collaborated on The CW's Supergirl. The episode was to have centred on Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen, and the Clerks filmmaker was pursuing none other than Nicolas Cage for the role of Bizarro.
This news is decidedly less surprising than Batgirl's recent fate, however, as Strange Adventures was still in the development stage. “[Dropping Strange Adventures] kind of made sense to me. Nobody necessarily knows these characters, and it sounded like an expensive show,” Smith stated. Sources also reported that
Strange Adventures was one of two projects from Berlanti, the other being a Green Lantern series, also for HBO Max. The latter received a series order and remains on track, with Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine due to star.