The feature inspired by great cosplay and fan art where I imagine various DC properties taken to the small screen and wonder aloud just what their shows would be like. Today's pitch: Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
Hawkman cosplay by: Aaron Grigg (Flickr page)
I believe with every fiber of my being that the Hawkman/Hawkgirl franchise has suffered every time the two characters have been apart. Rather than give top billing to either character, the TV show should just take the Hawkworld title, ensuring it's about the PAIRING, and not any one character. And if it's gonna be Hawkworld, then it really needs to be about the space cops version of the idea, and not the Egyptian reincarnations. The 90s Ostrander series is actually a good template for television. TV already knows how to write cop dramas, and the militaristic uniforms designed by Tim Truman have the realistic grit that would sell the idea of winged men and women to the studio execs, but as you can see above, more classic feathered looks are pretty cool too. Katar and Shayera don't even have to be a couple, as per that series, just partners, though my preferred iteration is the sexy married couple from the Silver Age. Maybe it's something to work towards.
And of course, the show would spend at least SOME time on Thanagar where the Hawks' higher-ups and family, Byth, Hyathis and Ambassador Kanjar Ro. On Earth, our heroes would liaise with a local police department, which would account for the rest of a fairly large and complex cast. Villains? The Hawks don't have a particularly large rogues' gallery. Byth is perhaps the template. There are aliens among us and the heroes must help Earth root them out. It's an alien conspiracy story, with crime of the week episodes and plenty of subplots on two (or more!) worlds. Adam Strange would be introduced at some point to set up the season 3 Rann-Thanagar War. Because obviously.
But perhaps you have different ideas. There HAVE been quite a number of different versions of these characters after all.