Nov 18, 2009

CW Back On The Global Frequency

Aintitcool reports that The CW Network has commissioned Pushing Daisies writer Scott Nimerfro to pen a new pilot based on Warren Ellis' comic book Global Frequency. Global Frequency actually has a lot in common with Sixties spy series like The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible. Amazonian superspy Miranda Zero is a no-nonsense, Jim Phelps-like mastermind who recruits ordinary citizens to contribute whatever unique skill sets they have to offer to save the world from myriad crises. If your day begins with a telephone call telling you that you're on the global frequency, it's going to be a bad day. Unlike U.N.C.L.E., the ordinary citizens don't always survive the days Ellis puts them through. This is the second time an iteration of this network has flirted with an iteration of this series. In 2004, the WB (which later merged with UPN to become CW) commissioned a pilot from John Rogers, who went on to create TNT's Leverage. That version starred 24 alum Michelle Forbes as Miranda Zero and my friend Aimee Garcia as her associate, Aleph. And it would have been awesome. Let's hope the new one will as well!

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