Traci 13, project 13

Elizabeth Banks developing DC Comics adaptation Project 13 for The CW

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Oct 19, 2017

Yet another DC Comics adaptation could be headed to The CW. Yes, you read that right. 

According to Variety, The CW is now developing a show called Project 13 based on DC characters Traci Thirteen (who first appeared in Superman #189 in 2003) and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen (who dates back to 1951's Star Spangled Comics #122). Actress-director-producer Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger GamesPitch Perfect) is currently attached to executive-produce the potential new show.

With DC's Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Archie Comics' Riverdale, The CW seems pretty stacked with comic adaptations. Plus, there's already a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series currently in development with Archie Comics. But now The CW is developing yet another show based on DC Comics characters.

The new one-hour drama would focus on "Homo Magi" Traci Thirteen, "a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena," per Variety.

Paranormal? Unexplained? Extra-sensory abilities? Not quite like other DC/CW superhero shows. But since the characters appeared in DC's "Flashpoint" comics, (which The CW's The Flash addressed) there's always the possibility of a crossover on at least one of the current DC shows. This season there's a four-part crossover event among all of the DC/CW shows -- so clearly there's a precedent.

Daegan Fryklind (Bitten) will write and produce the show, in addition to Banks and Max Handelman, who are producing through Brownstone Productions in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. The project is currently in development, so no guarantee it ends up on our screens. But it certainly seems right up our alley, don't you think?