Eric Kripke returning to television with an adaptation of Vertigo comic ‘Amped’

Eric Kripke

Television writer and show developer Eric Kripke is headed back to television, this time on USA Network. The channel formally announced that they had picked up the upcoming comic series Amped for a show development. The show will be based on the upcoming DC/Vertigo series, which Kripke will also be penning, Variety has announced.

Amped will mark Kripke’s first return to television following the cancellation of the NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution in 2014. Kripke is perhaps best known for being the creator of The CW’s Supernatural, shepherding the show through its first five seasons and through the merging of UPN and The WB channels.

USA Network released this synopsis about the television version of Amped.

When a neurotic family man buys an online “smart pill” to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, he gets much more than he bargained for.  To his surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power.  The project examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life super hero.

While no premiere date has been announced for the tv series as of yet, the comic edition will run for six issues and will make its debut in the fall.

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