So what’s the perfect recipe to hit the big viewer demographics when you’re making a new television show? Super heroes and cops, of course. Since there’s already a million cop shows and most super hero projects have fallen flat, Fox has decided that maybe a mix of the two will do the trick. The title of this hybrid project is Vigilant, and it may, at the very least, give the illusion of being something original. The team putting it together consists of producer Howard Gordon (of 24 and Homeland fame) and script-writer Max Landis (Chronicle).
The story is supposed to follow a 20-year-old female “social outcast” whose father is forced into working for some corrupt Internal Affairs guys. She decides to don a costume and take to the streets in order to enact her revenge.
It’s a vigilante show, so at least that’s something… right? If they manage to bring new ideas to the table instead of going over the same tired cop formula, we may have something to look forward to. Personally, I don’t think it will get past season 1, but hey, stranger things have happened.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.