by Brett White
"Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed via Twitter that his pilot script for a "Booster Gold" television series is finally making its way to SyFy next week. This is great news for fans of the time-displaced Justice Leaguer, who have been waiting for an update on the project for almost a year now.
The last time we reported on the possible "Booster Gold" series was way back in late July, where we said that the script was set to be delivered to SyFy in a month's time. Of course, Kreisberg's schedule got filled just a few weeks after that article, when "Arrow" debuted and became one of last season's few new hits.
You can see Kreisberg's full tweet below.
@universodc1 Not sure about the comic.The script is going to SyFy next week!— Andrew Kreisberg (@AJKreisberg) May 28, 2013
SyFy initially ordered a pilot script for "Booster Gold" by Kreisberg way back in November 2011. That was before Kreisberg had a successful DC Comics TV show on his resume, so whatever chance the show had of getting picked up way back in late 2011 has probably increased significantly considering how fans have taken to Green Arrow's CW series.
Booster Gold is no stranger to television; he appeared alongside Blue Beetle in an episode of "Smallville's" last season. Booster was previously played by Eric Martsolf, but don't expect the actor to reprise his role if SyFy orders a "Booster Gold" pilot. Justin Hartley played Oliver Queen in over 70 episodes of "Smallville," which led a lot of fans to assume that "Arrow" would be a direct spin-off of the show. That turned out not to be the case, and will almost certainly prove to be true of SyFy's "Booster Gold."
Kreisberg did, however, reveal to KSiteTV that it might be possible for CW's "Arrow" and SyFy's "Booster Gold" to share the same universe.
"There's always a possibility. There's a line in the Booster Gold pilot where somebody says 'we finally have our own hero. Not like that nut in Starling City with the hood.' I don't know if they're going to let me keep that line over there, if they [Syfy] actually make the pilot, but it sort of makes me smile to think that it's the same universe."
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