2018-10-11 05:47:56 UTC
From ComingSoon.net ...
DC's Secret Six Gets a Pilot Commitment At CBS
Back in 2015, CBS briefly tried to get back into the
superhero game with a Supergirl TV series; which
subsequently moved to The CW. But now, the network
is looking to try again with a potential drama
series based upon DC's Secret Six.
Via Deadline, CBS has made a production commitment
to the pilot episode of Secret Six. Rick Muirragui
(Suits) is executive producing and writing the
project. The proposed show follows "six morally
ambiguous strangers, each with their own unique
specialties and secret pasts." The team is
assembled by someone unknown to them, who proceeds
to blackmail them into targeting corrupt
politicians and corporations.
That doesn't sound quite like any previous
incarnation of the Secret Six. E. Nelson Bridwell
and artist Frank Springer created the first team
in 1968 as a group of elite operatives led by the
enigmatic Mockingbird. A second team was created by
Martin Pasko and artist Dan Spiegle in 1988. But by
far the most popular incarnation was Gail Simone
and Dale Eaglesham, which was created in 2005.
That team consisted of renegade villains including
Scandal Savage, Catman, Deadshot, Rag Doll,
Cheshire, and a rogue Parademon. Later members
included Bane, Black Alice, Knockout, and even
While it's unlikely that CBS' Secret Six will
feature all of the characters used during Simone's
run, Scandal Savage could be an ideal character to
bridge the two teams. And if CBS is selling this
show on the power of DC's brand name, then she
probably wouldn't be the only established hero or
villain to appear.