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'Raven" could be the next big superhero to grace the small screen.
With "Smallville" counting down the hours until its series finale -- the Superman origin series is on its 10th and much-touted final season -- the CW is scrambling to find a replacement series to fill the genre gap.
According to Variety, the network has ordered a script for a potential pilot based on the DC Comics' heroine Raven, aka Rachel Roth, a teenage empath with a human mother and inter-dimensional demon for a father.
In the comics, Raven's superhuman abilities let her steal emotions from people, absorb suffering, siphon off knowledge and project her consciousness onto others -- all of which she can use as a crime fighter. The Raven character was previously seen in the animated series "Teen Titans," airing from 2003 to 2006 on the WB.
The potential new series is to be written and executive-produced by Diego Gutierrez, who most recently co-executive produced three episodes of "V."
Warner Bros. TV and the CW have had limited success with previous comic book series. The 2002 series "Birds of Prey" fizzled after one season, while the CW scrapped plans for a 2008 Batman spinoff series starring Robin.