UPDATE: Not so fast! This notice was just spotted at ComicBook.com and similar disclaimers have appeared on other websites: “A source close to the news has reached out to ComicBook.com and has said that the Doctor Mirage project is far from a done deal and ‘just a conversation’.” Original story below…
As if four DC superhero shows, a Vertigo Comics adaptation, and Archie weren’t enough for The CW, now the network is reportedly looking to Valiant Comics for source material. This one isn’t necessarily superhero but it is definitely genre.
No confirmation from the participating studios or the network, but Deadline is reporting at least that DMG Entertainment, Valiant, CBS Studios, and writer Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) are prepping Dr. Mirage, based on the modern-day Valiant comic book character of the same name. Here’s the logline from Deadline:
Dr. Mirage enters on a female paranormal investigator who can communicate with dead souls except the one she most wants to reach — the love of her life.
Here’s how the official Valiant Comics website describes the comic book series:
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.
The modern Dr. Mirage comic book series, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, premiered in 2014 from Valiant and was loosely based on the original take, The Second Life of Doctor Mirage, which originally came out during Valiant’s first reign as a comic book publisher in the 1990s. For some background, you can order the first trade paperback here for under $10.
Now, assuming this happens, can we start thinking about casting? Has anyone called Kristin Kreuk yet?