According to Variety, US network CBS is currently developing a drama series based on DC Comics’ Secret Six.
It will follow “six morally ambiguous strangers, each with their own unique specialties and secret pasts. They are brought together by an enigmatic figure who blackmails them into working as a team to expose the corruption of the corporate and political elite.”
The project has officially received a pilot production commitment from CBS. Rick Muirragui is set to write and executive produce the series, with Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold also executive producing for Doozer Productions. Warner Bros Television will produce.
Secret Six won’t be CBS’s first DC adventure; the network was also the home of the first season of Supergirl, now on The CW, and 1990’s The Flash, which starred John Wesley Shipp as the titular character.
In the comics, the first Secret Six team (appearing from 1968-1969) was made up of August Durant, Lili de Neuve, Carlo di Rienzi, Tiger Force, Crimson Dawn and King Savage. Since then, a large selection of DC characters have appeared as part of the lineup, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Black Alice, Deadshot, Cheshire, Scandal Savage and Mad Hatter to name a few.
It’s currently unclear which characters will make up the team for the TV version.
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