NBC Developing HENCH; A 'Super Villain' Themed TV Show

There aren't too many details available right now, but NBC has apparently started development on a new TV series called Hench. While it's not based on a pre-existing comic book, it will focus on a man who temps for super villains in order to look after his family. Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 8/13/2012
Deadline reports that NBC have started developing Hench, a new TV series from Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey's Film 44 and Universal TV. The site describes it as, "a high-concept drama," so exactly how much of an influence it will take from the world of comic books is unknown. However, with Alexandra Cunningham (the writer of NBC's Prime Suspect US remake) on board to pen the script for the pilot, it may end up being a fairly serious affair. Regardless, the premise of Hench is definitely an intriguing one as it, "centers on a regular guy who, in order to support his family, gets jobs temping for super villains." What do you guys think? Interested? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

Source: Deadline
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Tainted87 - 8/13/2012, 9:53 AM
Sounds like fun
comiccow6 - 8/13/2012, 9:55 AM
Sounds awesome. Can't wait to see the villains.
SmellofDuty - 8/13/2012, 10:02 AM
Sounds cool enough. As long as it's not a soap opera.
BruceLeroy - 8/13/2012, 10:05 AM
Sounds cool. At least it's something different.
REDSTORM - 8/13/2012, 10:06 AM
If only it was a musical starring Dr. Horrible would I watch it.
Ashdm - 8/13/2012, 10:09 AM
Sounds like a great premise to me, I'd watch it. Wish it was related to Marvel or DC though, with heroes/villains we actually know
accountnolongerinuse - 8/13/2012, 10:11 AM
Sounds like it could be fun to watch. Besides the 'high-concept drama' part. The description of the show alone makes it sound like some kind of deadpan, single camera comedy.
GoILL - 8/13/2012, 10:16 AM
Knowing NBC they will probably cancel this pretty damn quick if ever gets past the development stage.
ClarkFarley2012 - 8/13/2012, 10:17 AM
So they can cancel it after one season I.e. No Ordinary Family.
superotherside - 8/13/2012, 10:18 AM
Ok... IDK. Could be ok.
axiouz - 8/13/2012, 10:18 AM
Sounds very Breaking bad-ish.
CaptainDC - 8/13/2012, 10:22 AM
So predictable.... in the end the Super Villain will turn into a "Super Hero"
mandoe40 - 8/13/2012, 10:22 AM
Does anyone remember The Cape?
No?
My point exactly.
CaptainAmerica1945 - 8/13/2012, 10:31 AM
The Cape? Wasn't that a "a high-concept drama," That "centers on a regular guy" who, in order to save his family, pretends to be dead to fight criminals?
95 - 8/13/2012, 10:39 AM
Got my attention.
SuperDude001 - 8/13/2012, 10:40 AM
Isn't this basically the film Danny McBride said he was involved in at Kapow two years ago??

REDSTORM @ I was just thinking if they made a Dr.Horrible TV show that would be so awesome!
SCURVYDOG619 - 8/13/2012, 10:52 AM
I see Hench and I immediately think of the Venture Brothers for some reason...
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 8/13/2012, 10:53 AM
Sounds like Austin Powers when you get a glimpse into the lives of the henchmen as they're killed off.
EagleEye21 - 8/13/2012, 11:02 AM
Wow, this show sounds like a much more faithful adaptation of Wanted than the actual Wanted movie
Turtlestrong - 8/13/2012, 11:17 AM
Sounds interesting. It would be cool if slowly the character develops aspirations to become a super villian himself. Or not, but it seems like a cool show to check out.
kooldeath - 8/13/2012, 11:19 AM
Yeah this was already done by Marvel..he's called Hydra Bob and he joins Hydra to make money for his family,but then he just ends up joining deadpool. If this is not gonna be a comedy then it's gonna fail.
kooldeath - 8/13/2012, 11:22 AM
Cause you really can't take someone serious in goofy custom. Then again they will probably ditch the super villain aspect and put as a guy joining street gangs and drug cartels to make ends meet for his family..then it will be just another cop show.
ZombieOverEasy - 8/13/2012, 11:33 AM
Sounds like Breaking Bad - Cancer + Spandex. I'll watch it, probably gonna go the way of No Ordinary Family & The Cape though.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/13/2012, 12:03 PM
venture brothers did it
FrankLeeGitnit - 8/13/2012, 12:09 PM
It'll be like the cb 'The Joker'...

Which is about a henchman who works for the Joker obviously...

the story is told through his eyes and NOT Batmans or the Jokers...

Great Comic..
HeadPool420 - 8/13/2012, 12:25 PM
Remember the henchman that Austin Powers ran over with the steam roller? And the deleted scene where it showed his family getting the news. That's what this idea makes me think of haha
HeadPool420 - 8/13/2012, 12:27 PM
@thunderCougerFalconBird I noticed your comment right after I posted mine hahah
Himura - 8/13/2012, 12:33 PM
Hmmm sounds like a cool concept but with it being on NBC I don't see it lasting long. I mean, I loved Heroes and The Cape was actually pretty good but NBC doesn't have a good track record with these unique show premises.
FoxForce5 - 8/13/2012, 12:58 PM
As a few others said: sounds very "Venture Bros." Not that it's a bad thing bit definitely more suited to comedy, in my humble opinion.
kyler66 - 8/13/2012, 1:07 PM
HENCH4LIFE
David78B - 8/13/2012, 2:31 PM
BRING BACK HEROES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Optimus83 - 8/13/2012, 3:53 PM
Miss Marvel TV Series to conect The Avengers 2. ...¡¡¡NOW!!!
DoomXfactor - 8/13/2012, 4:02 PM
I dont trust NBC. They [frick] everything up
RoninDJC - 8/13/2012, 5:08 PM
This was a comic by Adam Beechen. I hope they aren't trying to pass this off as an original idea.

http://www.ait-planetlar.com/hench.shtml
Number1Wolverine - 8/13/2012, 5:35 PM
Sounds weird but I'll wait to see a trailer.
Bandrews1 - 8/13/2012, 8:45 PM
Sounds interesting, I just hope it's more like Heroes and not like The Cape. Hopefully if it's good it won't get cancelled.
joncochino - 8/13/2012, 9:01 PM
i liked heroes,and the cape... but those have zero to do with this, Grimm is on NBC,but nobody brought that up..is it because it's doing well? i mean NBC didn't cancel it,it's got a big fan base,as did the others. NBC is where they launched the beloved re-boot of Battlestar galactica..nobody mentioned that..NBC owns SYFY... the plot to this :hench" sounds odd.. and you are free to judge it on premise,i personally don't like the sound of it.. but i'll refrain from complaining til i see it..eventhough, i'm not really interested in seeing it..but bringing up shows that were cancelled,as a comparison would only really work,if they cancelled all of the fantasy based shows..but they haven't,and don't..they did cancel some..but in general. there is little reason,or logic to bring those up..just sayin
LAXtremest - 8/13/2012, 10:21 PM
This sounds like The Cape
Durf - 8/13/2012, 10:36 PM
This sounds interesting. Hopefully it's good
A7 - 8/14/2012, 8:33 AM
so thier re-making breaking bad

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