At the TCA in May, CW president Mark Pedowitz claimed that a priority at the network was the development of a new series based on a DC Comics character to replace the departing Smallville. For a time it seemed that Raven of the Teen Titans was under serious consideration, but Deadline is reporting that, instead, it could very well be a TV version of the Arnold Drake/Carmine Infantino character of Deadman. Most importantly, said show - or pilot at this stage - is going to be developed and executive produced by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Offers Deadline, "The project is about the spirit of a murdered man, Boston Brand, who lives on as he inhabits other people's bodies and helps them solve crises in their own lives." What Deadline fails to mention is that Brand was given the power to do this by a goddess who was offering him the opportunity to pursue the hook-handed man who had killed him (essentially making Deadman a supernatural version of TV's The Fugitive).