Wednesday, 11 May 2011


[6.35 - French Time] It looks that Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) will have to retreat in Nepal for good this time. Fox cancels Human Target after two seasons.

Human Target was adapted from a DC comic book by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino. Its character, Christopher Chance, was a private eye/bodyguard who literally endorsed the appearance and personality of his clients to protect them. This was not the first TV adaptation of the comic, in the nineties the team behind The Flash tried for ABC with Rick Springfield as Chance.

The pilot of the 2010 version owed more to Walker Texas Ranger than to the short-lived ABC show. Nothing wrong with Walker (the CSI franchise even borrowed its formal aspect to the Chuck Norris vehicle) but the new Human Target missed the essential: Christopher Chance no longer assumed the identity of his clients. Gone where the masks, the impersonations and the cool Mission: Impossible "peel-off" thing.

As if it wasn't enough, season 2 managed to drop the superb intro composed by Bear McReary for that... theme (1) and brought two new characters. One of them, Ilsa Pucci (!) was played by Brit actress Indira Varma (Luther, Torchwood).

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