Showtime developing Gay Superhero Series

  • Timbales

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    Nov 13, 2008 2:41 PM GMT
    Showtime is developing an hourlong project from comicbook icon Stan Lee that tracks the life of a gay superhero.

    Project is being exec produced by Lee and the president and CEO of his Pow! Entertainment banner, Gill Champion.

    Story, which focuses on an up-and-coming superhero who struggles to hide his secret identities, is based on the book "Hero" by Perry Moore.

    Moore is penning the script and also exec producing along with Hunter Hill.

    From Amazon.com:

    At the same time that he's coming to terms with his sexual orientation, basketball star Thom Creed is trying to figure out exactly what his untrained superpowers can do. In an attempt to break away from his seemingly non-understanding father (an ex-hero with something to hide) and homophobic community, Thom runs away, only to find himself in the middle of a multi-hero rescue operation. Using his ability to heal, he keeps an injured woman alive until the League superheroes arrive and impresses them enough to get an invitation to try out for a hero apprentice position. Thom is teamed with an old woman who can see into the future, a spiteful girl who unleashes her power through fire, a sickly boy who is able to inflict disease on anyone, and a demoted hero with insane speed. With superheroes dying in mysterious circumstances, Thom is forced to admit publicly that he is gay in order to prevent a miscarriage of justice, but finds himself cast out of the League. He organizes his ragtag team to figure out what is really going on and to fight society's prejudices as well as the criminal element of the town.

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    I read the book and enjoyed it. I hope it makes a decent transition to a series.
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    Nov 13, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    sounds cool...

    I want a Gay Superhero boy friend icon_biggrin.gif

    and damn I have HBO, well at least there's Ryan Kwanten naked weekly on True Blood icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I thought all superheros were gay.
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    Nov 13, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    geras saidI thought all superheros were gay.

    Nah, just the ones in tights or leather.
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    Nov 13, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    geras saidI thought all superheros were gay.


    And I thought ALL us Gays were Superheroes?!?!?!?!?!?!
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    Nov 13, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidShowtime is developing an hourlong project from comicbook icon Stan Lee that tracks the life of a gay superhero.


    Story, which focuses on an up-and-coming superhero who struggles to hide his secret identities, is based on the book "Hero" by Perry Moore.

    I read the book and enjoyed it. I hope it makes a decent transition to a series.


    NICE! I read this book earlier this year! I thought it was kinda hard to follow, with the way he writes, but it was definitely a cool and different kind of story....

    I'm anxious to see how they pull it off icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    Nov 13, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    What about a live-action Amiguously Gay Duo?
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    Nov 13, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    oooh, that sounds interesting! i'll have to look that up.