The CW Develops DC Comics Adaptation 'Project 13'

The new series will follow Dr. Terrance Thirteen and his daughter Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers that she has extra-sensory abilities.

AceShowbiz - The CW is adding another DC Comics adaptation to its roster with "Project 13". The series will be based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen. Elizabeth Banks is on board the project in an executive producing capacity.

The one-hour drama will center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal, Variety reports. She discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Both characters have been featured in multiple comics within the DC Universe, including "Flashpoint" and "Batman."

Dr. Terrance Thirteen was first introduced in 1951's "Star Spangled Comics" #122, depicted as a skeptic parapsychologist who investigates the paranormal. While he's relatively a minor character in the DC universe, his daughter has grown in popularity.

Traci, who has magical powers unlike her father, was featured in 2003's "Superman" #189. Traci is able to summon "urban magic" that let her connect to cities and boost her power, search auras, and even possess people.

Traci used to date Blue Bettle Jaime Reyes before being in a relationship with Natasha Irons in "Superwoman". In addition to "Project 13", the character is set to be one of the new characters on "Young Justice: Outsiders".

It remains to be seen whether "Project 13" will share the same universe with other DC Comics shows on the network like "Arrow", "The Flash", "Supergirl" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow". The CW's upcoming DC Comics series, "Black Lightning", previously was said to be set in separate universe.

Daegan Fryklind ("Bitten") will provide the script for "Project 13". Fryklind will also serve as executive producer, joining Banks and Max Handelman. It's not the first time Banks collaborates with Handelman as they worked on Laverne Cox-starring "Spirited" on ABC and FOX's comedy "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp".

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