Here’s hoping that the number “13” proves lucky for both Warner Bros. Television and The CW as Variety is reporting exclusively that the network is developing Project 13, a supernatural drama series based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) is attached as an executive producer on the series, along with Max Handelman through their Brownstone Productions company. Daegan Fryklind (Bitten, Motive) will serve as the writer and executive producer on the project.
The series will focus on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Traci Thirteen was created by writer Joe Kelly and artist Dwayne Turner in February 2003, first appearing in Superman #189. She possesses a high level of “urban magic” that allows her to tap into the magic of cities to cast spells, teleport, fire blasts of magic energy, create mystic force shields, and can even transform her pet iguana into a dragon.
Should Project 13 get the green light to move on to series, it would join The CW’s considerably long line of comic book adaptions. From the DC side of the televised universe, the network currently airs The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. The CW also just premiered the second season of Riverdale, a unique take on the Archie Comics characters; and recently announced that they are developing a drama series based on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
For Banks and Handelman, this marks the latest in a string of broadcast projects they have in development this season. The duo have a one-hour drama starting at ABC called Spirited, starring Laverne Cox; and a “unique” step-sibling comedy at Fox from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp writer Lauren Caltagirone.
Brownstone Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.