WB Digital Division Announces “Static Shock” Live-Action Project
“Warner Bros’ recently launched digital series production unit, which encompasses short-form content from all divisions of the company, has unveiled its inaugural slate. Named Blue Ribbon Content, the unit, headed up by Sam Register, is charged with developing and producing primarily live-action series for digital platforms.
Its first projects include a new live-action Mortal Kombat series, which has been greenlighted, as well as a live-action Static Shock series in development, produced by Reginald Hudlin and a project from Akiva Goldsman …
Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the new Static Shock.
The aforementioned animated version of Static Shock previously aired for four seasons during the Saturday morning Kids’ WB! programming block on The WB Network from 2000–2004.”