Comics2Film at Mania.com has learned that the suits at Spike TV are reviewing a test reel for a proposed series based on 'The Pro', the controversial comic by Garth Ennis and Amanda Conner.
In case you missed the 2002 graphic novel, 'The Pro' details the adventures of the world's first superhero hooker who aims to join the prestigious League of Honor.
Ennis is said to be directly involved with the creation of the show, as are producers Mike DeLuca, Jason Netter, Mark Steven Johnson and Benderspink.
So you're probably thinking it's been watered down for TV, but that's not what we've heard. The test reel supposedly hews very closely to the original book. We're told it even includes the scene where the Superman-esque Saint character destroys an airplane with his ...um... man-juice after the Pro ...er...hums a tune for him.
Word is Spike has mandated that the producers not hold back. Apparently they're looking to expand their rep as the outlet for edgy entertainment after scoring well with the adult anime 'Afro Samurai'.
If the test reel does well, plans are to go into production on 'The Pro' as a half-hour episodic show that would air after hours on the cable net.
What do you think, Maniacs? Would you tune in for a weekly dose of Garth Ennis, as bad as he wants to be?