Archive for January 13th, 2012
Syfy has ordered 7 more episodes of hit series Warehouse 13 to give the upcoming 4th season a total of 20 episodes. Warehouse 13 remains the network’s most popular series, which follows two Secret Service agents (Joanne Kelly and Eddie McClintock) who track down strange artifacts, under the tutelage of Artie (Saul Rubinek) and with the assistance of a tech wiz (Allison Scagliotti).
The CW is apparently spinning off a character from Smallville…according to Deadline, they are near deal for a pilot from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (writers of The Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Warehouse 13), for a series based on the Green Arrow, the DC comic book hero that dresses like Robin Hood and uses a variety of high tech arrows (glue, explosive, tar gas, etc.) to fight as a crusader.
It does not appear, however, that the new series would be directly connected to Smallville. The character was portrayed in that series by Justin Hartley, who is not attached to the new production.
NBC still sees money in the eyes (or fangs) of vampires. The network has made a script-to-series commitment (meaning they’ll skip a pilot and go straight to a 13-episode series order if they like the script) for a Dracula series from producers Tony Krantz (24) and Colin Callender (Tsunnami: The Aftermath) and writer Cole Haddon (who appears to be a newcomer, but had a script for Hyde on the 2010 “Black List”, the annual Hollywood list of most-liked but unproduced scripts).
Dracula will be a period “soap opera” style set in the 1890s, and described as “Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors“, and will be aimed at both the U.S. and International markets via NBCUniversal’s international channels.