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September 10, 2009

Fox Picks Up "Sci-Fi Western With a Twist"!!!

Awesome! They're renewing Firefly!

Oh, wait, they're not. Having cancelled one sci-fi western with a twist, and having never acted to bring the show back after it became a cult favorite, a best-seller on DVD, and a profitable movie, they're... um, greenlighting a new sci-fi western with a twist.

Yeah, that's all there was to the old show. The premise.

Fox has roped in a Western drama from "Chuck" executive producer Scott Rosenbaum.

The untitled project, from Warner Bros. TV and McG's studio-based Wonderland Sound and Vision, has landed a script commitment with a significant penalty.

Described as an epic Western with a sci-fi twist, the show will revolve around "a gunslinger caught between worlds" and will feature a nod to "Planet of the Apes," said Rosenbaum, who is executive producing with Wonderland's McG and Peter Johnson.

"What I'm really interested in is the revamping of the Western genre where you still have all of the iconic Western themes and iconic Western tropes but the idea is that it will feel incredibly contemporary and will introduce the Western to a whole new generation," Rosenbaum said.

A whole new generation. The generation that was born and grew to adulthood in the past four years since Firefly was cancelled.

I'm not against the show. Chuck's supposedly a good show. But... uh... if you want to do this kind of show, why not do the one with the huge built-in audience?



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