Stan Lee & Showtime to Produce Gay Superhero Show

Comics titan Stan “The Man” Lee and the Showtime Network are developing an hour-long drama based on Perry Moore’s Lamda Award winning young adult novel, Hero, which tells the story of Thom Creed, a high school basketball star with two secrets: That he’s gay and that he has the power to heal people. Moore is penning the script and serving as one of the executive producers. [Variety]

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10 Comments

  • shaun

    As a self-proclaimed nerd I am eagerly anticipating this. Stan Lee is amazing.

  • fredo777

    Shominy.

    Can’t wait.

  • Woof

    The book was awesome! A really fun read. Throw Stan Lee in the mix and we have gold!

  • REBELComx

    Finally! Showtime, Stan Lee, Gay Superhero, widely aclaimed book…how could this not turn out completely friggin awesome?

  • Phoebus

    I actually didn’t think the book was very good, but I really hope this effort comes out well.

  • Robert

    I liked the book (didn’t love it, but liked it), it was engaging and had a good story, could have been better tho.

    I am excited to hear that there will be a movie. I think Stan Lee is amazing, and he has always been supportive of our rights and getting positive information out about people who are in the minority (not just gays but everyone).

  • The Gay Numbers

    Stan is the man. I am a huge comic book collector. Curious to read the book now that I know its being made into a tv show.

  • blake

    The book was okay. I’m not sure why Stan Lee needs to be involved in the project.

    “Stripperella” was terrible. Lee’s most recent superhero films on Sci-Fi Channel have been wretched.

    It’ll be interesting to see how loyal the show is to the book. Mimicking the powers of the characters in the book would be expensive. NBC’s “Heroes” costs $4 million/episode. A cable show would have 25% that budget or less. Even worse, they’ll probably film the show in Toronto or Vancouver and all of the “Americans” will have obvious Canadian accents:”Queer as Folk” + “Mutant X” = Twice the Crap in One Show!

  • Insideguy

    Perry Moore is a self-titled Comic Book geek and working with Stan Lee has to be a dream come true. People oftyen overr look the fact that Stan was and is a writer, not an illustrator. He also has a track record of producing hits which equates to power in Hollywood. They won’t have to shoot in Canada (BTW most of the cast were from the US and did not have odd Canadian accents.

    This could be the next big thing for Showtime.

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