The CW has Project 13 in development from Elizabeth Banks The CW Is Developing Another DC Comics Project

Not content with only six DC Comics projects at the network — a list which includes Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, iZombie, and Black Lightning — The CW is now developing a possible seventh for the roster: A series called Project 13 which has Elizabeth Banks attached as an executive producer. The news was revealed as a Variety exclusive today.

The focus of the series is the character Traci Thirteen and her father, the “ghost-breaker” Dr. Terrance Thirteen. Traci first appeared in Superman comic books in 2003; as “Thirteen,” she will also be a part of the upcoming Young Justice: Outsiders. Her father, Dr. Thirteen, has been a part of DC Comics since 1951; the character almost made an appearance on Constantine but the show was cancelled before it could happen.

Here’s the official logline for the project:

Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Traci and Dr. Thirteen have appeared in multiple comics within the DC Universe, including “Flashpoint” and “Batman.”

Bitten creator Daegan Fryklind is the writer and executive producer on the project which will be produced by Banks andMax Handelman through their Brownstone Productions company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Bitten, of course, starred DC TV royalty as it had Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort in the lead role.

In recent DC Rebirth comics, Traci Thirteen is in a same-sex relationship with Natasha Irons. It will be interesting to see if The CW TV series will take that route, making it the first time a LGBT female character led a comics-based show like this on The CW. (Legends of Tomorrow’s Sara Lance, arguably the lead, is part of an ensemble; Supergirl’s adoptive sister Alex’s storyline is one of the best parts of that entire series, but she’s the sister of the lead; and The 100 was, of course, not based on a comic book.)

Stay tuned for more details if and when they become available.

Craig Byrne, Editor-In-Chief

KSiteTV Editor-In-Chief Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show’s Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.

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