sf/f TV development news - 2013

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Both Gothica and Penny Dreadful have possibilities-- but I won't be able to watch Penny Dreadful first run either.
     
  2. Deckerd

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    Sounds like a variation on Equilibrium.
     
  3. DarthTom

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    And both surprisingly don't seem to replicate Orwell's 1984 enough to be plagiarism but have very similar themes.
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    His first novel, The Dying Light, was a work of space opera. I haven't read it yet, but it does sound like something that could work well as a miniseries or something.
     
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    Didn't he do the Wild Cards series of books? That'd make an interesting HBO series.
     
  7. RJDiogenes

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    Haviland Tuf would make a fantastic HBO series.

    Wild Cards would be great, too.
     
  8. Christopher

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    Wild Cards is a shared-universe series created and written by many authors, but Martin is the principal editor of the series and one of its main contributors.
     
  9. Kegg

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    Syfy already has the rights to those, and intends to make some kind of movie deal with it.

    He's also written a period piece vampire novel set in the American South titled Fevre Dream, if HBO wants more of that True Blood lucre... but since his deal is development, I'd assume it would be helping to shape original TV product.
     
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    Fevre Dream would make a great miniseries.
     
  11. Enterprise is Great

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    Emma Roberts Lands Lead in Fox's Delirium

     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    So weird FOX is thinking of doing that show, it sounds more like CW's thing.
     
  13. JD

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    Yeah, it's weird to think of the network that is doing The Following, and did Prison Break and 24 doing that kind of a show.
     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    They need to do some kind of sci fi action adventure for guys.
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

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    The Leftovers gets order at HBO.

    Sounds fun. HBO pilots have a better track record of going to series vs. the carnage that takes place on broadcast.

    EDIT: here's a pilot that just got worth checking out. Mike from Breaking Bad joins Bloodline.

     
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  16. Temis the Vorta

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    Big news on The Man in the High Castle adaptation!

     
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  18. Temis the Vorta

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    Deadline says "Some of the puzzle pieces have since shifted." Which implies that the BBC is no longer involved. Probably just SyFy's baby now.

    Any ideas for the lead role? I always envision PK Dick heroes as a cross between Paul Giametti and Steve Buscemi, although they generally end up looking like Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise by the time they make it to the screen. ;)

    More news today, Josh Holloway has a new sci fi(isn) show.

    Sounds like an unexciting premise, but hey, it's Josh Holloway! I won't be fussy. Maybe they can get Zach Levi for the lead role?
     
  19. JD

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    Interesting. I liked Holloway on Lost so that's enough to get me to keep and eye on this.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Huh? So it's Geordi La Forge 2.0? That's a pretty narrow power set for a superpowered secret agent. Unless it includes an ability like Gary from Alphas to pick up and manipulate computer data.