After getting gritty and realistic with superpowers on Alphas, Syfy will take a dip in the other end of the pool by greenlighting a pilot script for a live-action take on DC’s light-hearted time-traveler, Booster Gold.
Created by Dan Jurgens in 1986, Booster Gold is really a former athlete from the future named Michael Jon Carter who gambled on his own games and got banned from football. He stole some time-travel and crime-fighting tech from a museum and slipped back in time to the present, where he planned on becoming a beloved and well-compensated hero. Instead, he became a laughing stock.
Presumably, the hour-long series—the pilot for which will be written by Warehouse 13’s Andrew Kreisberg and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (No Ordinary Family, Green Lantern)—will track Booster’s transformation into the real deal.
This isn’t the first time Booster has made the jump from page-to-screen: He also popped up in an episode of Smallville during that show’s final season.