ABCs new superhero show No Ordinary Family debuted its full pilot to a packed San Diego Comic-Con audience on Saturday afternoon.
Although stars Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz appeared alongside producers Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman, the airing of the pilot episode of No Ordinary Family was the main attraction. Shown in its entirety, the pilot told the story of a family that is left with superpowers after a crash in the Amazon.
This mix of modern family angst and superhero origin stories had some humor, but much of it will be familiar territory for superhero genre fans.
Creator Greg Berlantis foray into superheroes with Green Lantern as well as his history with family dramas are reflected in his decision to make No Ordinary Family.
I loved the notion of melding those two worlds on TV, he told the audience.
Stars Benz and Chiklis took the job for different reasons. Both were looking for something different from their recent roles on Dexter and The Shield.
The panel didnt have much time to talk, but Berlanti and Feldman hinted at a few things the audience can look forward to. There will be a new villain that will appear in the early episodes, and Feldman promised some twists that are also not seen in the pilot.
Berlanti told the crowd that the show will include a mysterious character called a Watcher.
Hell take a keen interest in the family, and he has an ability himself, he said.
Fans wanted to know if the family would be donning superhero costumes in the future. Chiklis shot down any ideas of that by proclaiming they did not want to see him in Lycra.
No Ordinary Family will debut on ABC in the Fall.