Sci-Fi Greenlights “Revolution”
This sounds like it has a lot of potential for contemporary reflections and analysis. I’ll be keeping an eye on this.
SCI FI CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS NEW CBS PARAMOUNT PILOT REVOLUTION FROM WRITERS/EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ED REDLICH AND JOHN BELUCCI AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SIMON WEST
New York, NY – October 18, 2007 — SCI FI Channel has greenlighted a
two-hour drama/action pilot entitled Revolution, it was announced today
by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming SCI FI.
Much like our own revolution and the struggles of the American
colonists, Revolution is the sweeping story of > ‘> New America,> ‘> a
distant colony on an Earth-like planet struggling for its independence
from an increasingly hostile homeland.
Revolution is created and written by Ed Redlich (Shark, Without a
Trace) and John Bellucci (Jack and Bobby, Without a Trace) who will both
serve as executive producers along with executive producer Simon West
(Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Keen Eddie), and co-executive
producer Jib Polhemus for Simon West Productions. The pilot from CBS
Paramount Network Television is slated to begin production in January
New America is a colony settled by the now-named > ‘> United State of
America> ‘> on a planet resembling our own, located 50 light years
away. Echoing many contemporary issues and themes, it is a futuristic
version of a new world> ‘> s passionate fight for freedom. The expansive
drama centers on the Hart family – one of the founding families of New
America. Tom, a former military man turned industrialist, is the
patriarch of the family facing great pressure from the government to
increasingly tax the colonists already heavily burdened. His two sons
have struggles of their own with one rebelling against his industrialist
grandfather and the old America, the other more radical one heading
toward revolution. His 16 year-old daughter is simply trying to find her
way in this world. Add to this a new local Governor torn between her
allegiance to the colony and her desire for peace, and a young ambitious
bureaucrat looking to bring the colony back under control.
“> ‘> Revolution> ‘> is a powerful drama with all of the key
emotional elements,> “> said Mark Stern. > “> There are power
struggles, love stories, rebellions, victories, great sacrifices plus
thrills and action. Ultimately it> ‘> s a story of ordinary people in
extraordinary circumstances and the heroes that emerge even in the
most trying of times.> “>
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