Eric Kripke Hero Drama, Rob Reiner Spy Thriller, The Rock Reality Series in Development at USA Network

The man who created Supernatural has turned his attention to a superhero.

Eric Kripke’s Amped, a drama that follows a neurotic man who takes a pill and becomes incredibly strong and powerful, is one of several projects on USA Network‘s 2015-2016 development slate.

Kripke will pen both the Vertigo comic book on which Amped is based and the series itself, which he’ll also executive-produce.

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Other potential series the cable channel announced Tuesday include:

* The Tap, a 1969-set spy thriller set at Yale University, written by Andrew Lenchewski (Royal Pains) and Aaron Tracy (Law & Order: SVU), who’ll executive-produce with a team that includes Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally). Reiner also will direct.

*  Mythos, a “serialized adventure” that follows a man whose wife goes missing, leading him to find out that everything we consider a myth is actually true — and that that knowledge is guarded by two opposing groups. Charlize Theron (Monster) is an executive producer.

AWOL, from Carey and Shane Van Dyke (Chernobyl Diaries) and executive-produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) and others, about an ex-military operative who becomes a criminal in Los Angeles.

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Swamplandia!, based on Karen Russell’s novel about a family that owns an alligator-wrestling theme park in Florida. Liz Tigelaar (Bates Motel, Life Unexpected) will adapt the novel and executive-produce the project; Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) will direct.

* Cooley & the Tank, from Suits‘ Daniel Arkin and Anton Cropper, a behind-the-scenes drama about a fictional 1981 detective show.

Paradise Pictures, a drama set in 1940s Hollywood at the end of the studio system, written by Rick Muirragui (Suits), who’ll executive-produce alongside Suits creator Aaron Korsh.

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Starchitects, a serialized workplace drama set at an elite architecture firm in Los Angeles, from Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and Christina Wayne (Copper); Twilight‘s Catherine Hardwicke will direct and co-executive-produce.

Mile High, about two best friends who cash in on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Josh Parkinson (Eastbown & Down) will write and executive-produce with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Dan McDermott (Zero Hour).

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* The Recessionistas, a limited series about rich Manhattan women and their finance-firm husbands after the 2008 stock market collapse. Alan Gasmer (Vikings) is among the series’ executive producers.

* The Rock Untitled Project, an unscripted series executive-produced by charismatic WWE/action movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The projects are in addition to the network’s previously announced ShooterFalling Water and Queen of the South.

Any of the proposed projects sound good to you? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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4 Comments
  1. Better superheroing through drugs.

  2. Tyler Montgmery says:

    There goes my hope for Kripke to come back and restore Supernatural to it’s former glory. Good luck to him though. He’ll always occupy a soft spot in my heart for giving us the Winchesters.

  3. BrightLight says:

    Ha! I read the the title too quickly and thought The Rock was going to star in a reality spy series.

  4. Sabrina says:

    Anything Kripke produces is literal perfection (Revolution was great, and disappointing to see go, Supernatural — though faltering, is still a favorite).

    Cannot. Wait.