Status: This series is in development by DC and Machinma for digital release. Pitch: Eight contestants will compete to develop a live-action short video based on Starman. Well-known guest judges will include Geoff Johns. Odds of Success Onscreen: Poor. Starman was a great series in its day, but you wouldn't know that from this contest, which seems to imply it's such a low-grade property that DC's film and television divisions can't be bothered to do anything with it. Reality TV is a fading trend and when it works, it's either because there's a raw, independent honesty to it, which DC's participation makes impossible, or contestants are vying for a very big spotlight, which is not likely to be found on this digital channel. Investing in new talent is all well and good, but that's what Project Greenlight is for.
T Campbell has written quite a few online comics series and selected work for Marvel, Archie and Tokyopop. His longest-running works are Fans, Penny and Aggie-- and his current project with co-writer Phil Kahn, Guilded Age.