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EXCLUSIVE: DC Studios Keeps It Righteous Adding The Writing Team for ‘BOOSTER GOLD’

Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley & John Carcieri with Booster Gold

Touted as a superhero story of imposter syndrome by James Gunn, the secret Max series is taking shape behind the scenes. It’s been previously reported that an actor is already cast to play Booster Gold (first reported by r/DCULEAKS) and that they’re close to getting a showrunner (reported by DanielRPK). In addition, there was a listing on Production List stating the series will begin filming on July 8, 2024, which was quickly debunked by James Gunn commenting on a fan’s question about the rumor.

James Gunn commenting to a fan on Instagram regarding Booster Gold production status
James Gunn's Instagram

We’ve now heard from our source the following names are attached to write the Booster Gold series. DC Studios is tapping into Danny McBride, John Carcieri and Jeff Fradley the creative team behind the HBO Max Original series The Righteous Gemstones.


Danny McBride

Walton Goggins and Danny McBride Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones
Walton Goggins & Danny McBride in The Righteous Gemstone © HBO

This will be McBride’s fourth TV series – Eastbound and Down (2009-2013), Vice Principals (2016- 2017) and The Righteous Gemstones (2018 – 2024) and his first foray into superheroes. McBride is no stranger in venturing outside his comedy roots when he revived the much celebrated Halloween (2018) reboot.


Jeff Fradley & John Carcieri

Jeff Fradley & John Carcieri
Jeff Fradley (Left) John Carcieri (Right) © Alamy & Getty

Fradley, a longtime collaborator of McBride and Carcieri, has worked with them previously on The Righteous Gemstones and Vice Principals. Fradley was also a writer for the 2018 “Halloween” reboot along with McBride.

Carcieri is best known as the co-creator of The Last O.G (2018-2021) with Jordan Peele. He has also previously collaborated with McBride on Eastbound and Down, Vice Principals, and The Righteous Gemstones.



Much is still under wraps for this DC Studios Max series. The only description we have about Booster Gold is by James Gunn when he announced DC Studios’ Chapter One: Gods and Monsters slate:

 “Next up is a TV series called Booster Gold. Booster Gold is one of comic’s really popular cult heroes. He is a fascinating guy. He’s a loser from the future who uses future technology to come back to present day and become a superhero so that people will love him. It is basically the superhero story of imposter syndrome on an HBO Max series.”

This story is still developing…


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