When Supergirl left CBS after its first season for The CW, the network was without any superhero series in its lineup. Now it looks like the network is going back to the DC Comics universe for a new potential series.
According to Variety, CBS has given a pilot commitment to Warner Brothers Television and Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Productions for a pilot episode of the ensemble superhero team The Secret Six. Rick Muirragui will write and produce the series. Muirragui credits include Suits, Charmed and Men of a Certain Age. Bill Lawrence is the creator of the comedy Scrubs as well as series like Cougar Town and Spin City.
The Secret Six was created in the 1960’s, but the team became more recognizable during Gail Simone’s run writing the book in the 2000’s. Her team had a rotating roster consisting of supervillains and other morally ambiguous characters including Bane, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Catman, King Shark, Deadshot and others. The mysterious Mockingbird, who most suspect is one of the six members, always leads the team. Previous “Mockingbird” incarnations include Batman villains like The Riddler.
There’s no word yet on which characters will feature in the CBS pilot.