Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TVOD:V for Vancouver

I've been hearing that V is running into production problems (which is a nice way of saying the network thinks the writing sucks) but I am so there for this pilot. It's being exec produced by The 4400's Scott Peters, stars Firefly's Morena Baccarin as the bad alien (alas, no Jewel Staite- yet) as well as Joel Gretsch (aka Tom Baldwin) of The 4400. I'm sure there'll be a whole host of Canada's finest filling out the cast, plus that bizarre Vancouver mist and lighting. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess, but I'll be Hulu'ing that sucker at the very least.

My strong feeling is that all sci-fi and genre TV shows should be filmed in Vancouver. There's something about the misty, overcast atmosphere and the weird afternoon sunlight in that city that lends an otherworldly - or alternate-reality - air to that kind of storytelling. Indeed, as much as I appreciate The X-Files in its entirety, there's no arguing that the series belonged in Vancouver. It basically lost one of its major "stars" ( ie., the city itself) when it relocated to LA, not to mention all of those great Canadian character actors.

And hey, Scott -you got a problem with the writing? Give me a call, I'll work up some kickass treatments for you.