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Old May 25 2011, 12:23 PM   #6
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Re: TV Shows about Vikings and pirates in development

Dream wrote: View Post
I was surprised that it never ended up happening. It looks like Hollywood is just going to try with tv shows instead. Hopefully they can survive.
TV movies...
(I) (TV movie 2006) 169 min
Also Known As: Pirates: The True Story of Blackbeard
aired on Hallmark Channel, The (2006) (USA)
shot in Thailand.
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (TV 2006)
120 min

Well in 2013 there is another Blackbeard pirate movie:
Blackbeard (2013)
in development no info yet at the link.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (2012) [it will be known as The Pirates! Band of Misfits! in the U.S.A.]
a stop-motion 3D animated film produced by Aardman Animations for Sony Pictures Animation. for September 2012 release
Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and David Tennant voices

I think the 13 episode TV series really allows characters to develop and not just an action adventure genre feature film like POTC movies.
A miniseries of 4 or 6 episodes would seem to work but extending it to 12 or 13 episodes spread over a season I think is a great format for complex characters and season-long story and character arcs that are heavily serialized.
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