HBO Max is looking to tap into a beloved DC property with a new series. Writer Brian Michael Bendis has announced in his newsletter that he is developing a Legion of Super-Heroes show for the streamer.
Bendis says the series is still in the early stages; however, it is being developed as an adult animated show. Additionally, it will be an adaptation of his and Ryan Sook’s run in the comics.
Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of superpowered beings from the 30th and 31st centuries. Debuting in 1958’s Adventure Comics #247, the group has often been closely associated with the original Superboy as they recruited him while time traveling. The team has featured a number of members, with some of the most notable ones being Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, and many more.
This is not the Legion’s first foray into animation. Another show based on the team aired on Kids’ WB! from 2006 to 2008. It featured the group recruiting Superman to help fight crime in the future, but they accidentally picked him up before he had fully developed his powers.
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