With the success of “Arrow,” one can only imagine that the folks at DC are peeking into their vaults looking for other properties to develop as TV series (as they are currently doing with Wonder Woman). Here’s a few suggestions I have for making the most of their superheroes for a sophisticated mass market audience:
TV Show: “Guy!”
Starring: Matthew Perry
Elevator Pitch: He’s a cynical, recently-dumped sportscaster who stumbles upon an amazing ring which teaches him to be a better person through a series of wacky-yet-touching adventures.
Featuring: Aaron Sorkin as Ganthet
Elevator Pitch: It’s tough being in high-school when you have all these cool powers and can also sing!
Featuring: the voice of Gilbert Gottfried as Zat’s sassy talking bunny “Hoppy”
Elevator Pitch: A struggling heavy metal band get the power to change into actual metal after a freak accident.
Featuring: James Hetfield as Doc Magnus
Elevator Pitch: Real-life guys who put on mechanical wings and chase down bail jumpers
Featuring: That Honey Boo-Boo kid
Elevator Pitch: It’s about actor Danny Pudi being fully aware that he is playing Ambush Bug, a comic book character that is fully aware that he’s in a television show. Very “Inception!”
Featuring: Dan Harmon as the DC peel-back logo