The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that Fox may be about to greenlight a new series based on The Human Target. The article reads:
“Human Target” hails from Warner Bros. TV, McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision and DC Comics.
Based on the cult DC Comics book and written by “Jericho” co-creator Jonathan Steinberg, it centers on a mysterious security expert who goes undercover to protect clients in danger.
The truly hardcore may recall the previous 1992 Human Target series, which starred Rick Springfield as Christopher Chance. Yes, Rick Springfield, he of General Hospital and 16 U.S. Top 40 hits. Alas, Rick found the ratings hard to hold, as the show was gone after seven episodes. He was also the original Nick Knight in the Nick Knight TV movie that became Forever Knight, and Zac, Apollo’s doomed brother, in the original Battlestar Galactica.
All right. You forced me to do this.
Head hanging in shame update: As Kurt Busiek chides us for downstream in the comments, the Human Target was created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino, and chiefly illustrated by Dick Giordano in his early, and most classic appearances. He originally appeared in back-up stories in Action Comics beginning in December of 1972. The character was a loving nod and addition to DC’s rich history of unique private eyes and detectives. The character subsequently appeared in Batman, Detective Comics and The Brave and the Bold
In more recent years, the character has moved to the Vertigo imprint where Christopher Chance was revived by writer Peter Milligan for an original graphic novel, a four issue miniseries, and an ongoing series that lasted 21 issues. Trades of the series and the graphic novel: Human Target: Final Cut are still in print and can be found and/or ordered at better comic book shops.
Wein, Infantino, Giordano and Milligan would have been mentioned in the original article, except no concert footage of them was able to be quickly located. We apologize for the oversight.