After tackling some of DC Comics’ most iconic superheroes and villains for the small screen with The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and now Supergirl, The CW is now setting its sights on another comic book company for a brand-new series.
According to Deadline, The CW is looking to adapt Valiant Comics’ title The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage for the small screen, with Gary Dauberman — who recently worked on that Conjuring movie prequel Annabelle — set to pen the TV adaptation and serve as executive producer on the supernatural project. So, what’s Dr. Mirage all about? Here’s an official synopsis from Valiant Comics:
Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t ﬁnd is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classiﬁed military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.
Sounds like a cool premise for a new TV series, don’t you think? But before we start doing fist-pumps in our living room or high-five everyone on the street, io9 claims that a “source close to the project” told them that yes, there’s a Dr. Mirage series in the works, but that so far, they’re at the level of preliminary talks (?!). Of course, whether or not that’s true remains to be seen, but regardless, there certainly seems to be interest in bringing the comic to television.
What do you think? Would you like to see Dr. Mirage on your TV screen?