As is often said, we are currently living through a hugely prosperous period for superhero TV shows, with Marvel and DC both owning the airwaves with the likes of Daredevil, Arrow, The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and many others. Whatever your particular taste for comic book capers is, there will most likely be a show for you out there.
Yet, in years gone by, superheroes were not always the big-hitters that they are today, and so it was a lot more difficult to get a comic book adaptation to the screen. Over the decades, many suggested superhero TV shows got a certain way along the process – perhaps even with a pilot being made – before the plug was pulled.
Some of these are hugely interesting, as shows concerning some of the biggest superheroes around have been mooted and then discarded in the past. Here are eight superhero TV shows that were once proposed but never found their way to success.