January 9, 2006

WB Network pilots ‘Aquaman’ with newcomer

By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Newcomer Will Toale, who
appeared in the recent Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named
Desire," will play the title character in "Aquaman," the WB
Network's drama project based on the DC Comics character.

"Aquaman," from "Smallville" executive
producers-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, is
described as a contemporary reinterpretation of the character
who lives in the deep sea and enlists oceanic creatures to help
him in his crime-fighting endeavors.

In other pilot pickup news, Fox has given the nod to
"Damages," an edgy legal drama about the work and professional
relationships of a group of lawyers. It was created by former
attorney Jonathan Lisco, who most recently worked on the WB's
short-lived "Jack & Bobby."

And CBS has given the green light to "Company Town," a
drama that revolves around government agents who live in the
same Washington neighborhood. It was written by Elwood Reid
(ABC's "Blind Justice").

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter