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Old September 19 2013, 06:17 AM   #2596
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Dystopian Future Drama ‘The Lottery’ Gets Lifetime Pilot Order

Lifetime has given a pilot order to The Lottery, a futuristic conspiracy thriller. Written by feature/longform writer Timothy J. Sexton (Children Of Men, Boycott), Lottery is set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped having children. When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this important scientific breakthrough unfolds, government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity — the right to have a family
Hmmm, could be interesting.
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Old September 19 2013, 07:13 AM   #2597
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
I wonder what the reaction will be if the ongoing war is basically a terrorist front fighting against the British regime ruling the colonies.

The modern day rebels using IRA, Al Qaeda/Hezbollah tactics.

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Old September 20 2013, 06:05 AM   #2598
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NBC Developing Drama Based On Oni Press’ ‘Ghost Projekt’ Graphic Novel

This is kind of timely with the current US-Russia cooperation in the effort to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. NBC has put in development Ghost Projekt, a drama based on the Oni Press graphic novel series written by Joe Harris and illustrated by Steve Rolston. Written by John Glenn and feature writer/director André Øvredal (Troll Hunter), the show centers on an American UN weapons inspector and a Russian FSB agent who are forced to team up to chase a group of thieves before they end up spreading dangerous supernatural material stolen from an old abandoned Soviet weapons lab. Feature writer/director Øvredal will direct the pilot and serve as co-executive producer. Glenn will executive produce with Close On Mondays’ Eric Gitter for Universal TV and Oni Press’ sister company Closed On Mondays, which has a first-look deal at the studio.
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Old September 20 2013, 06:19 AM   #2599
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That is interesting. At first I thought of The Two Georges, but in this one not only was the war fought and lost, but we are still fighting for independence-- presumably not in an all-out war, if it says the war was lost. Definitely an odd project for ABC.
I wonder what the reaction will be if the ongoing war is basically a terrorist front fighting against the British regime ruling the colonies.

The modern day rebels using IRA, Al Qaeda/Hezbollah tactics.
Nobody seems to have thought of the obvious: if the US had remained a British colony, then by now the US would totally own the UK and we would be your beeyotch.

No wait ...
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Old September 20 2013, 09:02 PM   #2600
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Bryan Singer To Produce Modern Monster Drama Project For Syfy

Syfy has teamed up with X-Men director Bryan Singer and his Bad Hat Harry Prods. (House) for Creature At Bay, a drama series project, which will be developed as a 90-minute pilot script. It will be written by John Cabrera, co-creator of Warner Bros.’ award winning sci-fi digital series H+, also produced by Bryan Singer. Creature At Bay is set in the wake of the US military taking down a giant, rampant creature — a modern-day “Kaiju” monster – just off the Northern California coast. A middle-management Undersecretary from the California Emergency Management Agency is charged with leading the clean-up efforts as the small town becomes the focus of the entire world.
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Old September 21 2013, 07:33 AM   #2601
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So does mean Kaiju are going to be a regular thing in the US now?
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Old September 21 2013, 08:11 AM   #2602
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We can only hope!
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Sounds like the series will be about carving up the corpse and burying the pieces.
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Old September 22 2013, 09:00 PM   #2604
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Apparently in the new BBC series Atlantis, Jason is actually from out time, but he gets sent back to Atlantis.

This is actually does make me a little more curious about it.
There's also a new trailer.
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Old September 22 2013, 09:36 PM   #2605
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Oh, dear. That's not particularly encouraging. The clip was rather corny, too.
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Old September 23 2013, 12:09 PM   #2606
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When the cast was announced I thought it was cool to see Mark Addy cast as Hercules given what the character usually looks like and the fact that the creator was the creator of Misfits... but the problem may be that the other two "co-creators" are the creative team behind Merlin and much of the Merlin staff has moved onto this show.

I know there's Merlin fans on this board, but I just could never get into the style or quality of Merlin/Robin Hood/Sinbad/etc...
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Old September 23 2013, 12:23 PM   #2607
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"the creator of Misfits" was part of the Merlin staff also.
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Merlin was pretty good, when I got to see it. Sinbad was an unfortunate misfire.
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Old September 24 2013, 01:54 AM   #2609
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Merlin started OK, but I really liked it a lot by the end. Hopefully this will be later Merlin quality, rather then earlier.
I enjoyed Sinbad. It wasn't the greatest thing ever, but it was good. I really wish it had gone longer than just one season. If this is equal in quality to either that or Merlin, I'll be very happy.
Do we know yet if this has been picked up for the US?
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Old September 24 2013, 02:44 AM   #2610
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I enjoyed Sinbad. It wasn't the greatest thing ever, but it was good. I really wish it had gone longer than just one season.
I thought the first seven episodes were quite good, but the rest were a mess.

Do we know yet if this has been picked up for the US?
I think I read that Atlantis is a BBC America co-production, so it'll show there.
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