Elizabeth Banks Developing Drama For The CW Featuring DC Comics’ Lesbian Character Traci Thirteen

DC Comics’ Traci Thirteen has a drama series in development at The CW along with her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen. The series, titled Project 13, is set to be executive produced by Elizabeth Banks.

The top image is of Infectious Lass, Anthro, Captain Fear (Fero), Dr Thirteen, Traci Thirteen, I…Vampire, Haunted Tank, Genius Jones, Count Julius from a 2007 backup feature in Tales of the Unexpected by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang that was collected in its own trade. It was one of my favorites back in the day. This new project is not based on that story exactly but does sound pretty cool.

Variety had the exclusive on this developing project writing:

Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

They add that Daegan Fryklind, writer and producer of Syfy’s Bitten, will be writing and producing Project 13 with Max Handelman and Brownstone Productions and Banks.

Traci Thirteen (or Traci 13 or Girl 13) first appeared in 2003 and is one of DC Comics’ magic characters. Her mother, Meihui Lan, died because of magic and her father, a parapsychologist, doesn’t like Traci to use her powers as a result. Things have changed a bit as continuity shifted at the publisher but Traci has spent time training with Ralph and Sue Dibney, fought alongside Superboy and the Teen Titans, and DC Rebirth presented the character as a lesbian in a relationship with Natasha Irons (niece of Steel). Whether or not the creators stick with that version is up in the air. Fingers crossed.

(via io9)

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