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Friday, 19 May 2017

The Golden Age Of Superpowered TV Just Keeps Getting More Shiny...

The cast of 1979's Legends of The Superheroes... how far have we come?

Let's put aside politics, climate change, and all the horrible things we are doing to the world and each other and take a moment to appreciate the fact that we are living in a golden age of genre television.

It's never been a better time to escape into the make-believe worlds on your television screen (or computer monitor, tablet, mobile device etc)

As well as the plethora of shows we already have, and this week's unveiling of the first trailer for the new X-Men show The Gifted, there's a slew of other new comic book superhero shows on the way.


Superman prequel, Krypton, is coming to SyFy next year, featuring The Halcyon's Cameron Cuffe as Kal-El's grandfather, Seyg-El (think about it). Seyg's story is of his struggles to redeem the House Of El and bring his doomed planet back from the brink of destruction.


While not (initially) part of the Arrowverse (which seems an enormous missed opportunity), the CW's latest addition to its superhero roster is Black Lightning:
"Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his superhero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him… or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community."


Due to kick off early next year, Runaways (based on the Marvel mutant comic of the same name) is a ten-episode series about six teenagers from different backgrounds united to fight a common foe: their supervillain parents who operate as a team called The Pride.


 I've covered Cloak & Dagger on HeroPress.

Inhumans: The Royal Family...

And I've also mentioned Inhumans (which begins life in Imax cinemas before hitting television), which apparently has no connection to the inhumans of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.... although presumably is still part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because "everything is connected".

It was even revealed this week that the Russo brothers (of Marvel movie fame) are working on a show centred around Valiant Comics' pair of "worst superheroes" Quantum & Woody.

6 comments:

  1. Great update; thanks!

    But...what am I missing on Seyg-El?

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  2. Oh! Well, duh...I'm pretty dense. I was trying to make it some sort of Steven Seagall reference.

    It's been a long week.

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    1. It's the weekend now, chance to relax ;-)

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  3. So much great TV. It is a Golden Age!

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