Fox’s newest show, Human Target, is about a body guard named Christopher Chance who privately contracts out to clients to guard them from dangerous threats. He’s hired when normal measures are no longer effective.

Human Target first showed up in comic books in 1972 under the Action Comics title and later became its own comic book and graphic novel.  The original version of Human Target had him impersonate his clients.

Now Fox has taken the franchise a step further and has ordered some episodes for the 2009 / 2010 season.

In Fox’s version, Chance assumes nondescript positions that keeps him close to his client.

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Human Target will be executive produced by Jon Steinberg (Jericho), McG (Terminator 5, Supernatural, Chuck), & Brad Kern (Charmed, Lois & Clark).  Co-executive producer Peter Johnson (Chuck, Supernatural), directed (and executive producer) Simon West (Con Air, When A Stranger Calls, Black Hawk Down)

The writer tagged for the show is Jon Steinberg (Jericho).

I think the cast has potential.  Mark Valley (Fringe, Boston Legal) plays Christopher Chance.  Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street) plays Guerrero and Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies) plays Winston.

If this show is handled properly, judging from the power house creative forces on either side of the camera, this could be juicy good.

Human Target is the newest action thriller premiering on Fox with a special preview on Sunday, January 17, 2010.  What does everyone think?  Are you looking forward to checking out this new show like I am?

Background source:  Wikipedia, Image source: Fox