The CW's new president Mark Pedowitz is looking for the next superhero drama, following the end of Smallville this past May. The network is in talks with Eric Kripke to write and produce the drama based on the original comics written by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino.

"We're looking next year to do a superhero show if the right superhero comes to be," said Mark Pedowitz (CW president) at TCA last month.

The series will be 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.

Asking Eric Kripke to produce Deadman is an easy decision as he is behind CW's longest running TV series Supernatural.

Deadman's first appearance was in "Strange Adventures" #205. The ghost of a murdered trapeze artist, Brand is able to return from the dead and possess any living body in order bring about justice.

Production begins next year.