Syfy Orders A “Booster Gold” Series

Syfy has ordered a pilot script for the one-hour drama “Booster Gold” based on the DC Comics franchise. “Fringe” scribe Andrew Kreisberg penned the script and will executive produce says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time.

Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile. Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Eli Stone”) will also executive produce.

The comic book character previously appeared on the animated series “Justice League Unlimited” and made a one episode appearance in the final season of “Smallville”.