Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Look - Human Target

I like the look of this series. The trend seems to be to have appealing male leads who possess unique skill sets like the 'Mentalist' be involved in solving crimes or saving lives. Mark Valley plays Christopher Chance and has been kicking around for years (last seen on Fringe another Fox show). And how can you not like Jackie Earle Haley as his less than honorable associate. I like seeing Canadian beauty Tricia Helfer who is quickly become a go-to girl for these kind of series if only for an episode or two. I did like the old Rick Springfield series if only for his high tech plane and disquise techniques. I was all about the disquises back in the day. Thanks to BAM KAPOW for the information.

Based losely on the DC Comics character this is what Fox has to say about the series.

"It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a “human target” in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle action drama centered on CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Mark Valley, FRINGE), a unique private contractor/security guard hired to protect. Call him what you like, because for Chance, it’s about one thing only: saving his clients’ lives. When there is an unusual or imminent threat that can’t be solved through “normal” means of protection, Chance is hired to completely integrate himself into his clients’ lives – to become the human target. If you’re a corporate manager whose disgruntled employee has gone violently off the deep end, Chance is your new auditor. If you’re the president of a bank who’s been tipped off to a potential heist, Chance is your unassuming bank teller. During each job, Chance, assisted by his business partner WINSTON (Chi McBride, “Pushing Daisies”) and hired gun GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley, “Watchmen”), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client, while unraveling the truth behind the mission. With every new danger, Chance’s dark history will also unravel. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is, or what secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a HUMAN TARGET?"

1 comment:

Siskoid said...

TV's Jason Bourne.

Could be fun!