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Old 17-07-2007, 18:30   #1
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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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If Ben Browder's in it I'm there, I just wish we had an icon that could do a happy dance.
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This do?

This is great news, isn't it.

Thanks for keeping us informed, Capt. Much appreciated.

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If Ben Browder's in it I'm there, I just wish we had an icon that could do a happy dance.
Apparantly Browder is one of the producers so he's involved on some level, hopefully him and Claudia Black will be in there
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News from Comic-Con

Before Q&A got started Brian went right to the Farscape news, saying "we've created a new way to bring it back, a cool and interesting way to bring Farscape back initially" via the webisodes. "We do know more than we're saying," he took pains to assure everyone though the deal is soooooooo new that nothing is signed yet and there are some things "in Farscape tradition" that have to be kept "very secret, it's so recent and still in the creative stage."

Then he confided that Rock (Rockne O'Bannon, WOOT!) will be writing the webisodes with Brian - if the press release hasn't hit yet, it should soon - and that we can look for them to be "a lot of fun, very experimental media that takes Farscape to its next chapter," and that they're both very excited (that was, as you can tell, reiterated a LOT) but have to keep details very secretive (ditto) right now.

Craig Engler from Sci-Fi Pulse was there, and talked a little about how webisodes are "a proven format" for Sci-Fi and "the first thing we thought of was not to make a new show - it was we have to bring Farscape back." He talked some more about the BSG precedent and how millions of people had watched the webisodes that set up the third season, and that the Farscape webisodes will be (as previously reported by TVGuide) a series of ten eps, from three to six minutes in length. Brian closed that portion of the panel by saying "There's very little we can say creatively except that I'm sure there will be characters you know, and very sure there will be characters that are new."
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