The Punisher is moving to the small screen. Fox has given a pilot commitment to a show called The Punisher, which will be developed as an hour-long procedural.
The show will feature Marvel’s angry vigilante Frank Castle, but this won’t be the version of the character you’ve seen in almost any other incarnation. The TV version of the Punisher will be Frank Castle, NYPD detective by day, and vigilante by night. Think of The Equalizer, only with many more guns. Read More »
ABC is developing a small screen adaptation of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. You might remember that George Miller brought the book to the big screen in 1987, with Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. Warner Bros TV has been trying to bring the franchise to the small screen for almost two decades. The book has also been adapted for the stage. Written by Maggie Friedman (Dawson’s Creek, Jack and Bobby) , the new supernatural tv series will apparently be a variation of the 1987 film. The story will focus on three witches who are seduced by a devil-like character, who teaches them how to further their abilities. The idea of a witch-focused television series just makes me think of Charmed, which I pretty much hated with a passion. I don’t care how hot any of the women on that show are, the show was unwatchable. [variety]
Seth Green and Breckin Meyer are in talks to join the cast of Heroes for multi-episode story arcs. The duo will play play Atlanta-based comic book geeks who advise one of the heroes. How meta. [EW]
CBS has teamed with Criminal Minds executive producer Ed Bernero to develop a new version of Hawaii Five-O. The new series will focus of Chris McGarrett, a Hawaiian cop and son of Steve McGarrett, a character played in the original series by Jack Lord. The show will be updated (as will the clasic opening theme song) but Bernero insists that it won’t be a reinvention. [THR]