Elizabeth Banks is reportedly developing Doctor & Traci Thirteen series for The CW

Doctor Thirteen

When it comes to DC Comics related properties, The CW can’t seem to get enough. After finding success with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and adding Black Lightning later this season the network is looking to branch out to a different area of DC’s offerings.

According to Variety, Elizabeth Banks is reportedly attached to executive produce a drama series based upon the DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Doctor Terrance Thirteen.

Titled Project 13, the series would focus on the 20-something year old Traci who is a forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal. Traci discovers she has hidden extra sensory abilities and joins up with her estranged skeptical father to investigate paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

Doctor Thirteen’s comic book history dates all the way back the the 1950s while Traci is a more modern addition debuting in an issue of Superman in 2003. The characters have appeared off and on over the years in DC’s comics in titles from Batman to Superman to Blue Beetle and even had a role in the 2011 Flashpoint event that led to the New 52 reboot.

Project 13 would further diversify the comic book adaptation series at the network as alongside the aforementioned super hero shows they are also home to the Archie Comics teen drama Riverdale and are developing a horror focused The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series also based upon an Archie Comics property.

The series is likely being developed for the upcoming pilot season, and if an order is put in would appear in the 2018/2019 season at the earliest.


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