More On Birds Of Prey

Those who have been following reports about this upcoming WB series know that it is based on the DC comic series that takes place years after Batman has put himself into exile. Filmjerk has learned that co-executive producer Brian Robbins has hired himself to direct the pilot episode, which begins shooting in March in Los Angeles… and there is still at least one major role the producers have added, a character who does not seem to have appeared in the comic series so far…

DETECTIVE JAKE REESE: Late 20s, square-jawed, handsome, and completely unaware of that fact, Reese is the youngest officer ever to be promoted to detective in Gotham City’s history. He’s brash, confident, and absolutely relentless when he gets his teeth into a case. As insightful as he is attractive, Reese suspects that the recent rash of suicides in Gotham are not as open-and-shut as they appear. However, his wild stories about super-human crime-fighters are getting him a reputation in the department as a bit of a loose cannon, so when Reese encounters the beautiful Huntress in the all-tootempting flesh, he decides to keep their encounter a secret. We get the feeling that Helena and Reese’s paths will cross again – and that Reese is very much looking forward to their next meeting… SERIES REGULAR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES INCLUDING CAUCASIAN.

Just in case you haven’t heard this new so far, here is the storyline for “Birds of Prey”: Once upon a time, in a city known as Gotham, a holy war raged between a criminal and a crimefighter, whose all-consuming hatred for each other brought the city to it’s knees: Joker and Batman. That was seven years ago. Joker is imprisoned in Arkham Asylum; Batman has vanished into a bitter, self-imposed exile. But every war has it’s aftermath. A new wave of criminals and crimefighters have arisen from the ashes of the old. This is the next generation of Gotham, new heroes, new villains – and at the forefront is the crimefighting trio of Oracle, Huntress and Black Canary. No costumes, no masks, no fishnets or stilettos (at least not while they’re working.) These girls fight crime with body armor, cutting edge weapons, metahuman powers and sensible footwear. They are the Birds of Prey…

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