"Smallville" fans are in for some heartbreak when the comic book television show concludes its epic ten year run later next year, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a new live-action DC Comics show.
"Raven" centers on Rachel Roth, the daughter of a human and a demon. As an empath, Raven has the unique ability to read emotions and unearth deeply hidden secrets. The character first appeared in "DC Comics Presents" #26 in 1980, and was previously featured in the animated "Teen Titans" series that aired some years ago.
The project has a script order at The CW from writer and executive producer Diego Gutierrez, a seasoned veteran on the television circuit with credits including "Without a Trace," "The Shield" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Most recently, Gutierrez served as a co-executive producer on "V."
"Raven" isn't the only DC Comics property currently in development for television. It was announced earlier this year that "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley is in the midst of developing a "Wonder Woman" television series that's supposedly offering "a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon."
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