Not my Hero by Gary J. Robinson - Pitch
Outline: A series that ties in racism, Trump’s America and Golden Age Superheroes.
Setting: Primarily Modern day America, with occasional scenes from UK.
Premise: When an aging superhero makes some seemingly racist and out of date comments at a charity ball, he is hunted by the press and campaign groups. Many of his metahuman peers back the hero, despite a media backlash and a growing #NOTMYHERO campaign on social media.
But what will happen when the President is asked to condemn a man who has literally saved the world a dozen times, with war brewing and enhanced Terrorists on America’s doorstep?
Cover: Angry placard-waving protesters campaign to take down a statue of a cape-wearing smiling superhero clash with those who wish to keep it. The would-be statue-topplers wear t-shirts and have banners that say #NOTMYHERO.
In comics, we have the phenomenon/trope of heroes who have lived far longer than the normal lifespan - either via suspended animation such as Captain America, or a healing factor a la Wolverine. But it stands to reason that these essentially human characters are product of their time. Their language, views on equality, race and gender will to some degree reflect the views of their time. How will modern America treat these demi-gods who are essentially noble and self-sacrificing, but many would argue - out of touch?
I think this would make a good multi-part Netflix series? Feedback welcome, especially from @mrmarkmillar