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Farscape Lives: Web series confirmed

News reports from the TV Critics Association's Summer Press Tour are indicating that the SCIFI Channel's Craig Engler has confirmed that SCIFI has just inked a deal with The Jim Henson Company to produce 10 web epsodes of Farscape for SCIFI.com

Update 1: SCIFI's Exec VP/General Manager David Howe is stating that some of the show's original cast would be appearing, but would not specify who fans could expect to see. http://nab.broadcastnewsroom.com/art....jsp?id=161689

Update 2: Gateworld is reporting the following that the episodes are going to be Executive Produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi, Jr, and produced by The Jim Henson Company with association from RHI Enterprises. Their purpose - "...to revive and expand the beloved Farscape universe". http://www.gateworld.net/news/2007/0...eturn_in.shtml

Update 3: A copy of the press release is available at The Futon Critic: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.a...0070715scifi02

Update 4: The news re: new Farscape webisodes has just hit The Hollywood Reporter - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...91e815b3ab1adc

Update 5: The news makes SCIFI.com's newswire: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...d=42431&type=0

Update 6: iF Magazine's interview with SCIFI's Dave Howe, where we find out SCIFI had just made the deal the day before their TCA presentation and haven't had any discussions on casting or story. http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2233

Update 7: One of our favorite TV Critics, Mo Ryan, is reporting in her Chicago Tribune blog the following,

" I asked if the online “Farscape” content might possibly end up in Sci Fi’s on-air schedule.

'I would love to see that happen,” Stern said. “That would be really interesting, wouldn’t it, if it found a whole new life online and then we could put them on air,' possibly all in one single broadcast." For more, check out her Chicago Tribune blog here: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....pes-unlik.html
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