Keeping you informed on the latest Farscape news.
At ComicCon 2007, Brian Henson (Executive Producer, Farscape) announced that Rockne O'Bannon (Executive Producer and writer, Farscape) will be writing the new Farscape webisodes.
Brian Henson, executive producer of the upcoming Farscape
"mini-isodes" that will debut on SCI FI.COM's SCI FI Pulse broadband network, revealed that series co-creator Rockne S. O'Bannon will collaborate with him on the scripts for the revival.
“Rockne and I are back together to work on the beginning of the next generation of Farscape,” Henson told the panel audience attending Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 27.
SCI FI has ordered 10 webisodes of Farscape, to be produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. and produced by The Jim Henson Co., in association with RHI Entertainment.
The series will expand the Farscape universe. Henson was tight-lipped with details. “As for the project, we're not allowed to actually tell you anything about it," Henson said. "What we are doing with Farscape is having a lot of fun and in the experimental media of webisodes; it takes Farscape to its next chapter. There's very little we can say creatively, other than I'm sure there will be characters there that you all know, and I'm sure there will be characters that will be new."
Henson said that each webisode will run between three and six minutes in length. "We are very excited about it, and, as is tradition, we are very secretive about it," he said. "But it's also very early. We only just decided to do this very recently, so it's still in its creation state." The Farscape
series aired on the SCI FI from 1989 to 2003. No premiere date has been set for the upcoming webisodes. —Tara DiLullo Bennett
Also, here's the Press Release from The Jim Henson Company.
TV Guide gives us a report on where Ben Browder (John Crichton) and Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun) are with their careers. Sounds like things are going well on the professional and personal levels.
Whether or not Farscape stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black reprise their roles on the upcoming Scifi.com webisodes, the actors have plenty of other projects to keep them busy.
Browder is writing and starring in Going Homer, Sci Fi Channel's just-announced six-hour miniseries. He’ll play the father of a 12-year-old boy who sees Greek and Roman gods walking among us. The actor/writer and his writing partner, Farscape’s Andrew Prowse, have also sold a movie script, Black Mountain, to MGM. In the flick, Browder will get his action hero on, playing a investigator trying to solve horrific murders in a small town. We hear shooting could start this fall.
As for Black, she had to bow out of a role on the new NBC cop drama Life, in which she would have played star Damian Lewis’ former wife, because of a scheduling conflict. The Australian actress is due to give birth to her second baby in November. Life producer Rand Ravich says he hopes to find a role for her in the show later in the season. If Life has a long one, that is. — Reporting by Ileane Rudolph
TV Guide is reporting rumors that The Jim Henson Company (producers of Farscape) is working on a pilot for a new, digitally enhanced version of The Muppets. According to their sources, it will be a variety show format, just like the old one was.
Farscape is set to return as a series of "webisodes" on SciFi's SciFi Pulse website. Ten episodes are expected, and reportedly some of the original cast will appear. These are being produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi, Jr., the original producers of Farscape. No word on who will write these episodes, or how long they will be.Link, link and link. And a more detailed story here.
Ben Browder (John Crichton) and Andrew Prowse (director) are reportedly in a development deal for a miniseries for SciFi. (Variety link.)
"Sci Fi is developing the six-hour miniseries "Going Homer," from "Farscape" alum Ben Browder and Andrew Prowse. Taken from the Odyssey, project will revolve around a 12-year-old, Homer Ulysses Jones, who sets off on a journey from L.A. to New York in order to escape a custody battle. Homer is able to see what others can't: Greek and Roman gods are here on earth, walking among mortals. Some gods will aid his journey, while others will seek to kill him in order to prevent him from getting home."
MORE from Slice of SciFi:
"The other new six-hour miniseries on tap for SCI FI will be something called “Going Homer.” This one will make good use of “Stargate SG-1″ and “Farscape” star Ben Browder and will be directed by Andrew Prowse (”Farscape”). Prowse is currently in post-production with his new film “Heatstroke,” a scifi actioner starring D.B. Sweeney.
'Going Homer' is a modern-day turn on Homer’s Odyssey but takes place on a road-trip that a 12-year old boy takes from Los Angeles to New York. He makes the journey to avoid the bitter custody battle ensuing over him. During his travels he is able to see and communicate with the ancient Greek and Roman gods. Problem is no one else can see or hear them as these giants of Earth’s past walk among mortal men, which makes it hard for the young boy to seek refuge from those gods out to destroy him. Other gods in the pantheon, however come to his rescue as he struggles to find his way home."
Creation Entertainment is offering Farscape stamps. Genuine, US Post Office stamps.
This coming Tuesday (July 10th) will be the release date for a new book about Farscape. It's available for pre-order now at Amazon.
In the interest of reporting absolutely any and all Farscape related news, the Farscape Cognoscente notes that a new Farscape recap is now available at TV Without Pity.
It looks like rumors of Claudia's appearance in the pilot episode of Life are true. Check out this promo on YouTube. Yep, that's her voice you hear. She has more than a voice-over, but the part is reportedly very small.
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