The Phantom Syfy

Appearing on The Loop website, written by Adam Levine, we find an article titled The Worst And Weirdest Superhero TV Shows That Actually Existed.

The article covers various pop culture characters which didn’t fair so well when adapted or visually changed for our television screens.

The Phantom Syfy miniseries makes an appearance in the article, released in 2009, directed by Paolo Barzman. It first aired on The Movie Network and then on Syfy in June 2010. It stars Ryan Carnes as Kit Walker, the 22nd Phantom, and is produced by RHI Entertainment and Muse Entertainment.

Below we see a promotional clip for the miniseries.

Adam doesn’t mince his words on his opinion of the miniseries in his article…

Thanks to its stilted performances and bad visuals, SyFy’s “The Phantom” seems like it was assembled via a selection of random elements pulled from a drawer full of spare bad ideas. Thankfully, this one was limited to a two-part television miniseries. While there may have been some hope for a full run at one point, “The Phantom” was promptly put out to pasture.

The miniseries did drift away from Phantom lore as depicted in our comic books as created by Lee Falk, with adjustments made which were beyond extreme, ranging from visuals such as the Phantoms costume through to his long standing mythos, making him almost unrecognizable as the Phantom.

An example of these changes can be seen in the clip below.

To read more about the 2009 Phantom miniseries, click HERE

To read the full article on The Loop website, click HERE