Monday, January 29, 2007
I was crusing the net in an attempt to find something to blog about, and I came across this in a Variety Magazine article. Pickup -- "Babylon Fields," an hourlong zombie-themed hour described by CBS as a "sardonic, apocalyptic American comedy-drama where the dead are rising and as a result, lives are regained, families restored and old wounds reopened." Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson wrote the pilot and will serve as supervising producers. Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot for "Dexter," will exec produce and helm via 20th Century Fox Television. A zombie themed comedy-drama?? What are the chances that this is going to last? CBS is apparently in a sci-fi/fantasy frame of mind though, they also picked up another show called "Twilight" that appears to be based on the P.N. Elrod series "The Vampire Files" though it isn't credited in the series description. Pickup -- "Twilight," a drama about a vampire/private eye who's dealing with the fallout from being immortal, his foes in the vampire world and a budding love for a mortal. Joel Silver is exec producing via Warner Bros. TV. Trevor Munson ("Lone Star State of Mind") and Ron Koslow ("Beauty and the Beast") wrote the script and will exec produce. Twilight is so close to "The Vampire Files," that if the series isn't credited I expect to see a lawsuit. Soon.