Friday, December 7, 2012

ABC is Getting Weird


For those of you who can't bare another day without FBI duo, Mulder and Scully, you're in luck--ABC has ordered a series, Weird Desk, to premiere in Summer 2013. Although not exactly TV viewer's favorite twosome from The X-Files, the series is described as having a similar premise.

According to Deadline, the series will follow two agents named Morgan and Rosetta as they investigate the paranormal, supernatural, and sometimes extra-terrestrial occurrences that are happening across the world. The series, written by Stargate's Carl Binder and The Librarian's David Titcher, has been ordered for 13 episodes.

Weird Desk is not the only "horror" series slated to premiere this Summer; Stephen King's bestselling novel, Under the Dome, has just been greenlit to be turned into a series to premiere on CBS. The show, which will be produced by Steven Speilberg, will also have 13 episodes.

Under the Dome will follow a similar storyline to the book it is based on, focusing on a small New England town that is mysteriously sheilded from the world by a transparent dome. Appocalyptic maddness soon ensues as residents try to uncover the mystery that surrounds them. I can't wait to hear all of the awful New England accents!

Are you excited about the upcoming series? My guess is that they won't last, at least Weird Desk won't. ABC never gives its programming a chance to grow and find its audience. Under the Dome may last a little bit longer, but eventually get cancelled, similar to Jericho.

1 comments:

Jen Naumann said...

As an X-Files and Stephen King fan, this is all great news! Thanks for sharing. Hopefully since Steven Spielberg is involved, it will be one of the rare times King's screen adaptation doesn't totally bite.

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