After all four of the major networks turned down the project, Kelley was already in spin mode, saying he wasn’t giving up on the project. The biggest hurdle, apparently, was the price tag attached to licensing the character from Warner Brothers. However, in the wake of the FCC’s approval of Comcast’s bid to buy controlling shares of NBC, the Peacock has picked up the pilot – after being the last network to pass.
McG’s involvement is NOT confirmed, although at the moment he’s the favorite. Given his genre cred – Nikita, Human Target, Supernatural and Chuck on TV; Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation on the big screen – he probably has the chops to take on the project with a decent amount of respect for the source material. That’s assuming, of course, that Kelley’s script is respectful of the source material.
From Deadline: the project is described as “a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”