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Old May 9 2012, 07:37 PM   #915
Temis the Vorta
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Yep, I just gave yall a bunch of stuff to talk about (is it really a good idea to put pilots online for us to vote on?) and check this out, NBC is close to greenlighting a pirate drama of all things, for Spring 2013: Republic of Pirates.

The series is based on the book The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard. Set during the 10-year “Golden Age of Piracy” from 1715 to 1725, it follows some of the world’s most notorious pirates as they forge their own rogue nation, called New Providence, which became the first democracy in the Americas.
Pirates are the new zombies!

They should pick this up with The Frontier for fall, in the same timeslot, doing half seasons for both shows. Keep the historical-drama momentum going! (But realistically, just the pirate show might satiate NBC's taste for risk, without the Western too.)
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