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Old November 10 2013, 03:10 AM   #2716
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That one's gonna depend on Halle's acting in large part.
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Old November 11 2013, 11:27 PM   #2717
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Cinemax Acquires Robert Kirkman Spec ‘Outcast’

Like The Walking Dead, Outcast too is based on a comic by Kirkman, who will serve as executive producer alongside David Alpert of Circle of Confusion. Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
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Old November 13 2013, 05:17 AM   #2718
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CW Eyes ‘Tales From The Darkside’ Reboot With Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci & Joe Hill

Ghost TV Adaptation From Fringe's Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman in the Works
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Old November 13 2013, 10:36 AM   #2719
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While I'd love to see the return of Tales From The Darkside, I wonder if it can be true to the original without Romero and needing to fit the CW brand. Hopefully Kurtzman and Orci will be involved in name only.
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Old November 13 2013, 09:44 PM   #2720
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They're way too busy to be involved much if at all beyond the pilot just like JJ Abrams has little to do with his many different series.

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Syfy Developing ‘Beowulf’ Drama Series
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Old November 14 2013, 12:58 AM   #2721
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While I'd love to see the return of Tales From The Darkside, I wonder if it can be true to the original without Romero and needing to fit the CW brand. Hopefully Kurtzman and Orci will be involved in name only.
Hopefully the third name on the list, Joe Hill, will be the driving force for this show. He's a capable novelist, an excellent comic book writer, and I'd love to see what a TV show from him would be like. The world was denied a Locke & Key TV series; here's hoping this new TFTD will make it to broadcast.

Episodic anthologies are a tough sell, though. The only current anthology show that comes to mind is the Haunting Hour on the Hub network. American Horror Story is close, but lasts a full season instead of independent episodes like the original Tales from the Darkside.
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Old November 14 2013, 01:19 AM   #2722
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It's Sfy and fantasy so I'll gladly check it out, but the concept for Beowulf alone doesn't do a whole lot for me.
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Old November 14 2013, 10:45 AM   #2723
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Enterprise is Great wrote: View Post
They're way too busy to be involved much if at all beyond the pilot just like JJ Abrams has little to do with his many different series.
That is my hope.

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Hopefully the third name on the list, Joe Hill, will be the driving force for this show. He's a capable novelist, an excellent comic book writer, and I'd love to see what a TV show from him would be like. The world was denied a Locke & Key TV series; here's hoping this new TFTD will make it to broadcast.

Episodic anthologies are a tough sell, though. The only current anthology show that comes to mind is the Haunting Hour on the Hub network. American Horror Story is close, but lasts a full season instead of independent episodes like the original Tales from the Darkside.
Joe Hill is Stephen King's kid, right? I'm not familiar with his work, but if it's anything like his dad he could bring that eerie NE vibe to it. I just don't know if that's what the CW would be looking for; I kind of doubt it.

It seems like there's a few anthologies in the works. Every so often they try to make a comeback, but it would definitely be a tough sell in these days of serialized programming. But there's also a Twilight Zone revival in the works and Sciffy is working on something. I've never heard of Haunting Hour, so I'll have to see if I can track it down.
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Old November 14 2013, 07:20 PM   #2724
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It's funny. Animal Planet had a really well done anthology series a couple years ago. It was called The Lost Tapes and used the "found footage" trope. It dealt appropriately enough with mostly cryptids and beasts of legend and myth. It was very well done and entertaining. Didn't last long though.
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Old November 14 2013, 11:50 PM   #2725
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It's funny. Animal Planet had a really well done anthology series a couple years ago. It was called The Lost Tapes and used the "found footage" trope. It dealt appropriately enough with mostly cryptids and beasts of legend and myth. It was very well done and entertaining. Didn't last long though.
That sounds cool. Definitely going to check this out.

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Joe Hill is Stephen King's kid, right? I'm not familiar with his work, but if it's anything like his dad he could bring that eerie NE vibe to it. I just don't know if that's what the CW would be looking for; I kind of doubt it.
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Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King, but goes by Hill in an attempt to make his work stand on its own -- without the benefit of his father's notoriety (something I admire him for). Stylistically, he's very much like his father but his characters tend to much more distinct and fully realized. He certainly would bring a unique voice to the series. Also the New England flavor, hopefully.
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Old November 15 2013, 10:46 AM   #2726
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^^ That sounds good-- if the CW lets him do it. Tales From The Darkside doesn't sound like the CW's style at all.

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It's funny. Animal Planet had a really well done anthology series a couple years ago. It was called The Lost Tapes and used the "found footage" trope. It dealt appropriately enough with mostly cryptids and beasts of legend and myth. It was very well done and entertaining. Didn't last long though.
That does sound pretty cool. I never heard of it, otherwise I would have watched it.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:18 AM   #2727
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Ringleader Studios Acquires Colin Wilson’s ‘Space Vampires’ For ‘Lifeforce’ TV Series

IDW, Michael Chiklis Developing ‘Pantheon’ TV Series Based On Actor’s Comic Books
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Old November 23 2013, 06:24 PM   #2728
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Machinima And Ridley Scott Cancel Plans For Series Of Sci-Fi Shorts

The partnership between Machinima, Ridley Scott, and Scott’s RSA film and commercial production company could’ve brought the world things you people wouldn’t believe. The collaboration first announced in March 2013 promised 12 shorts made by 12 burgeoning directors, some of which would hopefully catch fire on the internet and spawn fresh franchises to glitter in Hollywood’s derivative darkness. But now all those videos will be lost in time, like tears in rain. The deal is dead.
Scott and company officially called it off with the massive multi-channel network sometime this month.



VideoInk reports and our sources confirm the initiative was 86ed because of scheduling conflicts.
Or not enough money...
http://www.tubefilter.com/2013/11/21...sci-fi-shorts/

I was looking forward to this. oh well.
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Old November 23 2013, 06:26 PM   #2729
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Old November 23 2013, 06:30 PM   #2730
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OPPOSITE WORLDS - new series - SyFy January 2014

OPPOSITE WORLDS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10PM


An all-new reality series pitting contestants in a past vs. future competition - featuring a live social experiment - Opposite Worlds will run for 12 episodes over six weeks (two episodes per week), with the second weekly episode featuring a live element (a first for a Syfy reality series). In Opposite Worlds, 14 people from all walks of life face off in opposing teams that live in a house separated into two distinctly different worlds: one past and one future, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Adding to the drama is a glass wall dividing the house into the two environments, allowing the teams to watch, envy and dread each other's every move. Every week, as cast members compete in a series of fast-paced challenges, viewers will be asked to participate in real time on social media and affect the outcome of each player's fate. Opposite Worlds will be Executive Produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Adam Kaloustian for Eyeworks USA.
The series is based on the hit Chilean format, Mundos Opuestos, originally broadcast on Canal 13 and distributed by Banijay International.
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when in the past and when in the (near) future?
Any social experiment is interesting like Beauty and the Geek.
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