Fox is aiming to establish a new kind of "brat pack" with its coming-of-age drama Red Band Society.
Set in the children's ward of a Los Angeles hospital, Red Band Society follows a Breakfast Club-esque group of patients as they such face life-changing — and life-threatening — challenges. Zoe Levin, Charlie Rowe, Astro, Ciara Bravo, and Nolan Sotillo star as the unlikely group of friends. Dave Annable, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer take on the adult roles of the doctors and nurses who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence.
On Sunday, Syfy will fly viewers back to Neverland with a two-night miniseries that explores how Peter Pan (Charlie Rowe), Captain Hook (Rhys Ifans), and Neverland itself came to be. Hollywood's never been afraid to tell a good origin story — for better (Batman Begins, X-Men First Class) or worse (the three Star Wars prequels, Hannibal Rising) —and the trend is just as popular on the small screen. Behold, some of our favorite TV origin stories:
1. Clark Kent, Smallville
At 10 seasons long, this series is perhaps the longest origin story ever....
First, a few words about fairy tales, one of the more unexpectedly hot trends of this TV season ...