UPDATE 5:00PM ET: A source close to the news has reached out to ComicBook.com and has said that the Doctor Mirage project is far from a done deal and "just a conversation." Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for more as this develops.
The CW has ordered a pilot for another new superhero television series, but this time it's not on from the DC Comics Universe.
According to Deadline, the CW has ordered a pilot for a television adaptation of Valiant Comics’ Dr. Mirage.
If picked up, Dr. Mirage will be the seventh comic book-inspired television series to find a home at the CW.
This will Valiant Entertainment's first attempt at television, thought hey have their own web-based series, Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, already in the works.
It is also the first television project for DMG Entertainment, the behind company behind Iron Man 3, Looper, and Point Break.
The Dr. Mirage pilot will be written by Annabelle screenwriter Gary Dauberman. He will also executive produce alongside DMG Entertainment’s Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles, with CBS Studios producing the pilot.
Here’s a description of Dr. Mirage, via Valiant:
“Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t ﬁnd is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classiﬁed military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.”
This version of Doctor Mirage is a derivative of the original character created by Bob Layton and Bernard Chang during the initial Valiant Comics run of the 1990s. The modern incarnation of the character has been primarily handled by writer Jen Van Meter.
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In addition to Dr. Mirage and Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, Valiant Entertainment is getting ready to storm into movie theaters with a brand new superhero universe. Valiant will launch their film franchise with a Harbinger movie and has plans to follow that with a Bloodshot movie and the Harbinger Wars crossover film.