Thursday, November 5, 2009

2012: The Television Series?

The movie 2012 doesn't come out until November 13, but that hasn't stopped one of the movie's producers from speaking to Entertainment Weekly about a possible television spin-off.

Titled 2013, such a television series would explore what happens after the end of the world. Possible spoilers below from the EW article...
“The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster,” Emmerich told EW while walking the red carpet for the 2012 premiere Tuesday. “It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. (2012 writer/producer) Harald Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?’ I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats … maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I’d be excited to watch it.”
Such a big series comes on the heels of the recent huge successful launch of V. ABC's other genre series, Flashforward, has also done fairly well although it has fallen a little bit in ratings in recent weeks.

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