Warner Bros. and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (best known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race), are taking on the DC Entertainment property titled Global Frequency, a comic book series written by Warren Ellis. The high-profile television project which has landed a pilot production commitment at Fox will be written by respected sci-fi writer Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape and Defiance creator)
Deadline reports the news on the project, saying “The show will chronicle the workings of The Global Frequency, a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowd-sourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.”
Bruckheimer is joining fellow WBTV A-list producer Greg Berlanti, who is behind a number of DC-themed projects including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl as well as the upcoming Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics characters.
Global Frequency is a science fiction series set in the present day, consisting of single-issue, standalone stories. It will be interesting to see how they adapt a comic in which none of the characters cross paths, nor do they share anything in common outside of the intelligence agency they work for. This marks the third time someone has attempted to adapt the comic to the small screen. In fact, a pilot which starred Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins was shot in 2005, but the show was never picked up. The CW tried again with a new pilot script a few years later, but that project never got off the ground. What do you think? Will we finally see Global Frequency make it to the small screen, or will this just be another failed attempt?