SCI FI Channel, teamed with Bruce Nash′s Nash Entertainment (Meet My Folks, For Love or Money, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?) and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Hulk, The Fantastic Four, X-Men), will produce a six-episode, one-hour weekly competition reality series that will challenge a lucky few to create their very own superhero and reward the winner with the best reality competition prize yet: immortality! All you′ll need is an original idea, a killer costume and some real superhero mojo. The winner of this six-week competition will walk away with their superhero immortalized in a new comic book created by Stan Lee himself!
In nationwide open casting calls, potential heroes will arrive in costume to prove their mettle - revealing the true nature of their superhuman abilities and invoking the noble credos by which they live. From these thousands of hopefuls, Stan Lee choose 11 lucky finalists to move into a secret lair and compete for the opportunity to become a real-life Superhero!
Finalists will leave their former lives behind and live as their brainchild heroes 24/7, all under Stan Lee′s watchful eye. Each week, our aspiring heroes will be challenged with competitions designed to test their true superhero abilities. It′s not all just leaping tall buildings in a single bound, a true Superhero will be tested for courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness. In the end, only one aspiring Superhero will have the strength and nobility to open the gates to comic book immortality.
The contestants have been announced and are Pictured above: (not in order) Mary Votava as Monkey Woman, E. Quincy Sloan as Ty′veculus, Nell Wilson as Fat Momma, Darren Passarello as Nitro, Tobias Trost as Levity, Matthew Atherton as Feedback, Chelsea Weld as Cell Phone Girl, Chris Watters as Major Victory, Tonatzin Mondragon as Lemuria, Tonya Kay as Creature, Steel Chambers as The Enforcer
WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? premieres tomorrow night (Thursday, July 27th) at 9:00 pm EST on the SCI FI Channel.