It’s been more than a year since Syfy touted a live-action Booster Gold series as part of its development slate, and during that time we’ve heard little about the planned DC Comics adaptation. However, the project still lives.
Responding to a question last night on Twitter, Arrow Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed, “The script is going to SyFy next week!” Of course, something similar was said in July and November, so there’s probably little reason for fans to get their hopes up. Still, it appears as if the project remains in active development.
Ordered by the cable channel in November 2011, the pilot is produced by Kreisberg and Berlanti, part of the team behind The CW’s breakout drama Arrow.
Created by Dan Jurgens, Booster Gold debuted in 1986 as a failed sports star from the 25th century who, with the help of a security robot named Skeets, stole a Legion flight ring, Brainiac 5’s force field belt and Rip Hunter’s time machine and traveled to our time to become a superhero. Initially interested only in fame and wealth, Booster evolved over the years, becoming a member of the Justice League (where his friendship with Blue Beetle became a fan-favorite pairing) and, in more recent years, a central player in DC events.
The Syfy pilot looks to return the character to his earliest characterization, as a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back in time to become the world’s greatest superhero.