"Smallville" Hottie To Play Flash Gordon
The Sci-Fi Channel has announced that actor Eric Johnson best known for his role as Lana Lang's boyfriend Whitney Fordman in the first season of The CW's "Smallville" (then on The WB) has been tapped to star in a new series about classic comic hero Flash Gordon.
The cable network will begin production on the 22-episode series about the comic strip-inspired adventures of the titular hero and fellow space travelers Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkovon on May 1. The contemporary take on the popular comic strip franchise is slated for an August premiere.
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