Deadline reports Sony Pictures Television has partnered to develop a television series based on the Doc Savage pulp stories.
Last summer, Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film signed a new three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television. Now, both companies have partnered with Condé Nast Entertainment to develop a scripted series based on Street & Smith’s Doc Savage franchise.
Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty will serve as executive producers on the Doc Savage series alongside Oren Katzeff and Jon Koa of Condé Nast Entertainment, the company that acquired the Street & Smith Library in 1959. Deadline’s description of the Doc Savage series notes that it will “will chronicle his adventures, featuring rampaging dinosaurs, secret societies led by dastardly villains, fantastic gadgets and weapons, death-dealing traps, hair-raising escapes, and plots to rule the earth.”
Sony and Original Film previously partnered to develop a Doc Savage feature film, with Shane Black tapped to the pen the screenplay and Dwayne Johnson signing on to play the titular role. However, the Doc Savage feature film was hindered by issues relating to business-affairs, according to the interview Dwayne Johnson gave in 2016.
Inspired by literary heroes such as Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan, Doc Savage was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street & Smith Publications. After debuting in pulp magazines in 1933, Doc Savage would later make the move to radio, film, and comic books. In the Doc Savage lore, the heroic adventurer was raised from early childhood to reach near-superhuman levels of physical strength and endurance. Combining his abilities with his genius-level intellect and photographic memory, Doc Savage aims to any right wrongs and correct any injustice he encounters on his adventures.
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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe