Syfy has ordered a one-hour pilot based on the futuristic DC Comics character Booster Gold!

According to THR “the story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present.”

“Fringe” writer Andrew Kreisberg, who collaborated with Berlanti on ABC’s Eli Stone, has been hired to pen the script and executive produce.

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Booster Gold on the small screen. He recently appeared in the final season of The CW’s long running “Smallville” and was played by actor Eric Martsolf. While there’s little chance we’d see Martsolf reprise his role, I wouldn’t entirely rule it out. Who knows, maybe his spot in “Smallville” was what encouraged the NBCUniversal cable network to order a pilot script for the drama based on the DC Comics franchise.