The CW Network Picks Up “Raven”

Variety reports that television will soon air a series about DC Comics’ goth-girl superhero. The CW axed its Superboy show Smallville and plans to replace it with a series starring  Raven.   It is an interesting change up.  Raven is the opposite of the Man of Steel.  She is dark, physically frail, and female.

For those not familiar with the character, Raven’s real name is Rachel Roth and she is a half-human, half-demon.

[Raven] has empathic powers, which enable her to sense, influence, remove and implant emotions; her abilities include taking away the pain of the injured and inducing rapid healing. She can also project her ‘soul-self’, often in the form of a giant raven, in order to enter the minds of others, absorb attacks, render enemies unconscious and teleport between dimensions.  (Source)

Raven has a cool sense of style.  But she is conflicted about her demon ancestry and has trouble finding her place in the world.  Perhaps there is enough angst and teenage drama in her story to build a successful series around.

Keep your expectations low.  The CW has recently tried and failed to start several other comic-based series centering on Robin, Aguaman, and the Birds of Prey.  It seems unlikely that this show will fair any better.  Ah, one can hope though, and at least they are giving the goth girl a chance.

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~ by siouxsielaw on December 7, 2010.

5 Responses to “The CW Network Picks Up “Raven””

  1. my guess is that it’ll start off pretty true to the plot, struggle in the ratings, and amp up the sex appeal in a desperate attempt to stave off its inevitable cancellation. that’s usually what happens in this sort of situation…

  2. I can’t imagine this show will be a hit. Who knows?

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