DC might already have a fair few TV shows out there in the world, not to mention the new ones coming to its dedicated streaming service, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever get sick of them.
Now, joining the likes of Supergirl, Arrow and Gotham is one based on DC Comics super-team, the Secret Six. Suits executive producer Rick Muirragui is behind the adaptation, Variety reports.
CBS has ordered a pilot for the series, which follows six morally-ambiguous strangers, each with their own unique specialties and secret pasts, brought together by a mysterious figure who blackmails them into working as a team to expose the corruption of the corporate and political elite.
Not too dissimilar from DC’s Suicide Squad, there have been various incarnations of the Six in DC Comics across the years.
Created by writer E. Nelson Bridwell and artist Frank Springer in 1969, lesser-known characters like Crimson Dawn, August Durant and King Savage featured in the original team.
An updated version of the team was introduced by writer Martin Pasko and artist Dan Spiegle in 1988, with new and original members.
Then, a third version was created by writer Gail Simone in 2005, featuring villains Deadshot and Lex Luthor. Still, there’s no word yet on which characters will appear in the TV series.
Muirragui is writing the pilot, with Scrubs‘ Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold exec-producing alongside him.
The last DC series to air on CBS was Supergirl in 2015, but that moved to The CW after one season.
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