Not content to let Marvel control the airwaves with Jessica Jones, Punisher and Hulk shows in development, DC Comics will soon be coming to TV. Well, the Syfy Channel anyway - close enough. The network has ordered a pilot script for a one hour drama based on Booster Gold.
Gold's a third tier hero, but a great one: a washed up athlete from the 25th century, his job at the Space Museum (yeah) allowed him to steal a whole bunch of gadgets, use the apparently still-active time machine on display there and come back to the present to be a superhero. But Booster wasn't looking to save lives - he was looking for endorsement deals. Way back in 1986, when Booster Gold #1 came out, this was a huge spin on the hero concept, and Gold's semi-comedic adventures were pretty delightful.
I think the character (who has a robot sidekick named Skeets) is really well-suited for a TV show. A movie would need to complete Booster's arc from selfish dope to selfless hero in two hours, while a TV show can really play around with it.
The pilot is being written by Andrew Kreisberg, whose genre bona fides include Fringe, Warehouse 13 and... The Vampire Diaries.