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Syfy developing Frank Miller's 'Ronin,' Robert Kirkman-produced 'Clone'

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Syfy is betting big on graphic novels.

The network is developing adaptations of Frank Miller‘s cult DC Comics series Ronin and Clone from Robert Kirkman‘s Image Comics imprint, Skybound. Oni Press’ political space thriller Letter 44 will also receive the TV treatment.

Ronin was written and drawn by Miller (Sin City, 300) and released as a six-issue series between 1983 and 1984. It tells the story of a dishonored samurai in feudal Japan who is given a second chance to avenge his master’s death in 21st century New York. Syfy’s adaptation would find the ancient Ronin awakening in a futuristic NYC in the body of Billy, a medical experiment, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news. The demon that killed the samurai’s master has been newly revived, and Ronin/Billy must fight the big baddie for control of a magical sword.

Ronin would air as a miniseries and mark Miller’s first foray into television. Darren Aronofsky has been trying to adapt the story into a feature film since 1998. Syfy is still searching for a writer for the project. READ FULL STORY

DC Comics' 'Scalped' being adapted into crime noir drama by WGN America

WGN America has put into development a television adaption of the Native American reservation-set crime comic Scalped.  READ FULL STORY

Flash 'origin story' to be told on 'Arrow' this year; plus, EP talks possible spin-off -- UPDATE

The Flash is coming to Arrow this year with the possibility of the character being spun off into a separate series.

CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the news today at the networks executive panel during the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as the Flash,” he said. “We do want to expand upon the DC Universe. We think that there are rich characters we can use, and we felt like this was a very organic way to get there.”

The character is set to appear in episodes 8, 9 and 20, the latter of which will be directed by David Nutter, who directed the Arrow and Smallville pilots as well as Game of Thrones‘ Red Wedding earlier this year.  “I think [episodes] 8 and 9 will take place in Starling City, which Barry has come to, and episode 20 will be a bigger introduction to Barry’s world,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told a conference call of reporters late Tuesday. Episode 20 will be when viewers “start to see Barry’s world forming in earnest,” he said, teasing the possible introduction of more characters from the Flash world.

All three episodes will be written by executive producer Greg Berlanti, Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment.
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PaleyFest 2013: 'Arrow' cast, producers talk secrets, Bludhaven, and 'The Dark Knight'

Arrow fans at PaleyFest got quite a show on Saturday night. Though the audience didn’t get to see an entire upcoming episode, the sizzle reel proved enticing enough, providing a number of big revelations (read: spoilers).

The most shocking reveal happened during a conversation between The Huntress and Detective Lance, but you’ll have to wait until the episode airs to find out what it is… or check back in with Spoiler Room.

Unlike many of the other panels here, there were only four actors from the show on hand, and much of the conversation was dominated by the three producers, but the audience didn’t seem to mind. Moderated by DC Comics’ Geoff Johns (who has also written for the CW series), the conversation was an in-depth look at the world of comics and the inspirations drawn for Arrow. One audience member even stood up to ask if Stephen Amell was ready for the commitment required to star in a genre show. He said he’s trying, and often looks to fellow cast mate and genre show veteran John Barrowman (who was not in attendance) for guidance.

Click past the jump to read 10 of the best insights and teases from the stars and producers.

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