After the failures of The Cape and Constantine, NBC is once again diving back into the world of superheroes and comic books. The network has the DC Universe-adjacent Powerless coming soon, and now The Hollywood Reporter says NBC is working on a new series based on the Witchblade comic book series written by Marc Silvestri. The project is being developed by CSI veteran Carol Mendelsohn and Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries (whose schedule is going to open up soon), with the THR story hinting that it might replace Grimm on Friday nights if it goes to series.
The original comic ran from 1995-2015 and was published by Image Comics’ Top Cow imprint. It told the story of Sara Pezzini, a homicide detective who gets “supernatural insight” into a crime she’s trying to solve thanks to seemingly normal bracelet. Eventually, she discovers that the bracelet is actually the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that gives people the power of extensive nudity (among other things). The comic was previously adapted into a TNT show in 2001.