Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012
Vorta Claus wrote:
Oh look, actual news.
ABC picks up Roland Emmerich antichrist drama.
the project, previously referred to as Antichrist, is set in New York City against the backdrop of the Presidential race of 2012. It centers on a young astrophysics student learns his destiny lies not in science but somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Wow, pretty out there for network fodder...if American Horror Story
doesn't have the sense to get Evan Peters back for S2, he's a natural for the lead role.
And what does astrophysics have to do with the topic? Maybe nothing, but it's a fun notion that it might...
EDIT: more news. The Last Resort is close to a pilot order.
As I recall, several people liked this concept or at least thought it was interesting.
The Last Resort is a thriller set in the near future when the country is very fractured and revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become hunted after ignoring an order to shoot nuclear missiles. They escape to a NATO listening outpost where they publicly declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation with 24 nuclear warheads. The show explores the society the fugitives create, the natives they meet and how what they’ve done affects the group and its unity.
Not sure if this
is sf/f, but it's from Rockne O'Bannon and it's based on his experiences with Farscape
fandom, so I'll mention it...
[Cult] centers on an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life.
So far, this is shaping up to be a more interesting than average pilot season. And it's just started.
All three of these sound really interesting to me.
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