Superman, The Wizard of Oz and now Tarzan. The WB is developing a drama with co-owned Warner Bros. TV based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke.
The network has given a pilot commitment to the series that will be produced by Laura Ziskin and film writers Mike Werb and Michael Colleary. The WB's version will center around a 17-year-old Tarzan who is sent to live with his aunt in New York after being injured by poachers in Africa.
This season The WB is launching Smallville, the tale of a young Superman and earlier this month announced plans for a new take on The Wizard of Oz.
- Joe Schlosser