Fox To Adapt Graphic Novel HEADACHE For Television As ATHENA

Lisa Joy's graphic novel Headache is heading to the small screen under the name of Athena. It focuses on a young woman who discovers that she is a Greek goddess (yeah, you guessed it - she's Athena) and battles ancient monsters from Greek mythology. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/27/2012
Deadline reports that Fox have picked up the rights to Athena, a drama from writer Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies) which is based on her graphic novel, Headache. The site describes it as, "a coming-of-age drama about a 23 year-old woman who discovers she’s Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Each week she must maintain her secret identity while battling a slew of ancient monsters from Greek mythology and searching to uncover which of the other Greek gods is secretly plotting against her to take over the Earth." An interesting premise, eh? Joy will write the pilot and also executive produce alongside Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Katherine Pope (New Girl, Terra Nova).



Source: Deadline
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DZ123 - 8/27/2012, 4:55 PM
Saint Seiya already did it.
DetBullock - 8/27/2012, 5:28 PM
Adapting old greek miths without butchering them seems to be beyond the capabilities of any american it seems...
TheLight - 8/27/2012, 5:36 PM
*facepalm* This show better not give me a HEADACHE.
astromerc - 8/27/2012, 5:58 PM
Well if WB won't do a good Wonder Woman show, I guess Fox will? WB get your head out of your a$$ and make Wonder Woman!!!!
TheLight - 8/27/2012, 6:06 PM
@grif & @DetBullock,

Second that.
grandizer74 - 8/27/2012, 6:14 PM
I didn't like this the first time I saw it, when it was called percy jackson.
Gyasiman - 8/27/2012, 6:48 PM
How come all these random comic live action tv shows are getting made but DC or Marvel cant get 1 out of there 1000's of characters to get a show green lit. (excluding smallville and arrow)
davidwiz - 8/27/2012, 6:50 PM
goddess, i thought the pilot wonder woman tv show one of the best things i have ever seen, not to mention seeing adrianne palicki in the blue panties oh god sob
mgeoff88 - 8/27/2012, 6:52 PM
The graphic novel does sound interesting. I love Greek mythology.

This TV show just makes me want to see a well done live-action Wonder Woman show.

@astromerc I heard awful things about the pilot for the new WW TV show. I agree though, I wouldn't mind seeing DC/WB giving it the old college try to get a new, well adapted WW show going.
Ranger14 - 8/27/2012, 7:51 PM
"How come all these random comic live action tv shows are getting made but DC or Marvel cant get 1 out of there 1000's of characters to get a show green lit."

Marvel is going to be doing a tv show.
Vapes - 8/27/2012, 8:09 PM
This is what Wonder Woman should've been like.
CherryBomb - 8/28/2012, 5:05 AM
I love Greek mythology,
I think this will make an awesome show!

A mixture of Lost Girl meets The Almighty Johnsons.

AWESOME.
mgeoff88 - 8/28/2012, 5:16 AM
@TheAlexLynch Making Wonder Woman a CEO was a bit of an odd choice. That's not getting off to the best start.

They should have made Diana a government agent or a rescue worker. I hope they learn from their mistakes next time they want to do a WW TV show.
SpiderBat209 - 8/28/2012, 8:27 AM
It's FOX. It's gonna get Canceled as soon as it's off the ground. :P
Jimdlux - 8/29/2012, 2:48 AM
They are bringing back Zena?

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