Booster Gold may not be one of the heroes you think of whenDC Comics is mentioned.  To say he’s alesser know character is an understatement; however Booster Gold has beengaining popularity in the comic book community as of late.
Imagine the surprise when SyFy announced that they haveordered a pilot based on the opportunistic hero from the future.  Even though the character has been aroundsince 1986, I became a Booster Gold fan when he first appeared on Justice LeagueUnlimited back in the 2004 episode “The Greatest Story Never Told”.  His solo comic was one of the causalities ofthe DC reboot but was included in the DCnU in the pages of Justice LeagueInternational.

The project, which hails from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, will count Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, No Ordinary Family, Green Lantern) as an executive producer. Fringe‘s Andrew Kreisberg, who collaborated with Berlanti on ABC’s Eli Stone, is on board to pen the script and executive produce.

The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present.

Booster Gold was first brought from the comic pages totelevision in a tenth season episode of Smallville.  He definitely isn’t as popular as say Batmanand Superman are, but he’s certainly one of the most interesting and funcharacters in the DC universe.  His bioreads somewhat like a criminal record, but Booster has redeemed himself by hisdeeds, fighting alongside fellow JLI members Batman, Vixen, Godiva, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Green Lantern Guy Gardner and Rocket Red.
There is no wordon when the show will begin production since only the script has beengreen lighted so far.  Hopefully NBCUniversal will treat this idea a little better than its failed Wonder Womanpilot.
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