Plastic is on the way!
That's the name of an adult animated comedy series currently in early development at Warner Bros. Animation, entertainment publication Variety reported May 23. Actress Leslie Jones will executive produce the untitled series in addition to voicing the lead character, Variety said.
Plastic the show will feature Plastic the character, who was Plastic Man in DC Comics. (Earlier reports referred to the character as Plastic Woman, but Variety clarified the shorter name option.)
The report added that the show is not connected to the female-led take on the DC Comics character that was first reported in 2020. Plot details for the show are being kept under wraps, the report said. No writer is currently attached to the series, nor does it have a network home.
Warner Animation has development deals with streaming service HBO Max, but the report did not specify if Plastic is intended for that outlet.
Jones is an actress and standup comedian who was nominated for three Emmy Awards while on Saturday Night Live. She's also appeared in such films as Coming 2 America and the 2016 version of Ghostbusters. Jones currently hosts the Supermarket Sweep game show.
The Plastic Man character marked its 80th anniversary in May 2021. That's when the first issue of Police Comics went on sale in 1941. He originally was a backup feature, but showed the power of plastics by taking over as the book's star by issue No. 5., and Plastic Man showed the durability of plastics by being one of the longest-lasting of the first wave of superheroes, not vanishing from view until 1956.
A quick refresher: Plastic Man was created by legendary comics creator Jack Cole in 1941 and has been in and out of the pop culture spotlight ever since. His biggest exposure likely was in a late 1970s Saturday morning cartoon.
Plastic Man began life as criminal Eel O'Brian, then gained stretching and shape-shifting powers after falling into a vat of chemicals during a robbery attempt. He turned away from his previous life and used these powers to fight crime.
The character has been linked to movie and TV projects for more than a decade, most recently in 2020 when Variety reported that Warner Bros. and DC Films had hired writer Cat Vasko to write a Plastic Man movie as a female-led action adventure.