Traci and Dr. Thirteen To Become A Series On The CW

by Erik Amaya

 

Despite The CW claims that they were no longer looking for more DC Entertainment properties to put on the air, Variety reports that Elizabeth Banks is developing a series for the network based on Traci Thirteen and her father, the DC Comics skeptic Dr. Thirteen.

The latter, created by artist Leonard Starr, first appeared in Star-Spangled Comics #122. A rival of The Phantom Stranger, his stance as a skeptic in a world where gods, aliens and Atlantis are real always put him on the outskirts of the comic book universe. In 2006, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang reintroduced him as one of the forgotten characters vying to be part of a new DC Universe in a Tales of the Unexpected backup feature which was later published as Doctor Thirteen: Architecture & Morality. That story also introduced his teenage daughter Traci, who would go on to become a sorcerer in the regular DC Universe.

The television series, currently titled “Project 13,” will see Traci re-imagined as a “twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal.” Aiding her father — the well-known skeptic Dr. Terrence Thirteen — in his investigations, she discovers her own “hidden extra-sensory abilities.” Think Supernatural with a twist of Medium and The Dead Zone.

Unlike the other DC properties on the network, “Project Thirteen” features no involvement from Greg Berlanti, executive producer of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the non-DC series Riverdale. Instead, Banks will produce the show Max Handleman. Bitten‘s Daegan Fryklind will write the pilot and executive produce.

It is unclear when the series might air, but expect it in the 2018-2019 season if it goes to series.

(h/t: The Los Angeles Times)

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com. A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.