9 Superhero Television Pilots That Were Complete Failures

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Pop culture is having a major superhero moment. Captain America: Civil War has a box-office total of over $1.13 billion, and the recent Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was, in fact, profitable for Warner Brothers (even if it was a total bomb for critics). And Suicide Squad is shaping up to be in a similar position as Batman v. Superman, though fans were initially pumped.

But the pilots on this list prove that not all superhero concepts are winners. Like all the failed YA series, here’s a list of TV shows that almost were, but couldn’t quite get off the ground: