Writer-producer Howard Gordon, the prolific “Homeland” mastermind whose TV credits include “The X-Files,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “24” and “Awake,” wants into the superhero game.
Fox just greenlit to pilot “Vigilant,” which Gordon is producing from a teleplay by “Chronicle” screenwriter Max Landis.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the premise:
The project is described as a "superhero" origin story told through the unlikely point of view of a smart 20-year-old woman who happens to be a social outcast. After an honorable veteran detective is brutally coerced into working for the corrupt head of Internal Affairs, the detective's daughter plans her revenge by creating a fictional vigilante persona to take on the criminal elements within the police department and the city.
With Gordon and Landis in the mix, I suspect this could turn out a lot better than other recent TV-superhero fare like “The Cape” and “No Ordinary Family.”
Find all of the Reporter’s exclusive on the matter here.