New Desden Files TV series optioned


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Fox21 optioned the book series.

No word yet on where the show will air, or even if it will make it into production, but I'd say it's likely with the landscape out there now.


Not sure I want this on Fox...

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Agreed, I don't want this on Fox. However, Fox 21 develops shows which aren't all on Fox. Hoping for Amazon or Netflix to pick this up, with a 2nd choice being a cable network.

Also, the CEO of Fox 21 is the husband of the head of Amazon Studios, so hoping that means Amazon has a shot at being the network for this.


Amazon wouldn't be a bad choice...

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As long as it isn't a travesty like the old show.

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Hama wrote:
As long as it isn't a travesty like the old show.

I hadn't read the books when the old show came out, and thought it was...okay. Having read the books now, I agree, the old show was a pretty horrible adaptation.

That being said, Paul Blackthorne was great in it, despite the material, and I'd hope that the new show finds a recurring role for him, or at least a cameo.


My knee jerk reaction is that there's no way it could be worse than the previous series, but I always think that about the current US administration, and I'm regularly proven wrong.

[/end political commentary]

I didn't like Paul Blackthorne in the role (and only in part because I've never liked how he does an American accent), hated the way Bob was represented, was baffled by the decision to reverse coloring on Susan and Murphy -- and cast the taller of the two women as Murphy*, etc. I don't recall seeing Mister, Mouse, or the Blue Beetle, And that stupid hockey stick...

*Though I admit otherwise I did like Valerie Cruz in the role.

If it's on cable, I'll at least check it out. If it's only available on a streaming platform...I don't do those. (Also, get off my lawn, you kids today, and I used to walk five miles uphill both ways.)

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