More good news for Farscape
fans! Series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon has signed on to executive produce and develop stories for the new 10-episode webisode series based on the beloved show.
O'Bannon will work closely with executive producers Brian Henson and Robert Halmi, Jr., and scifi.com's Craig Engler, to develop the online show's storyline, which will revive and expand the Farscape universe. Each episode is anticipated to run 3-6 minutes in length.
"The characters, creatures, passions, conflicts and barely contained lunacy of the 'Farscape' universe have never stopped. We just haven't had a window into that universe lately to see what's currently happening there. Well now we do. And it ain't calm, and it ain't pretty, and it ain't like anything anyone is going to expect. But it is totally 'Farscape,'" promised O'Bannon.
"I am thrilled that Rockne is on board to begin this next chapter in the 'Farscape' saga," said Brian Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "The army of creative individuals that worked on the original series was crucial to its success. I am hoping that we will continue to reach out to additional members of that team and create a blend of both familiar and new elements in these Web episodes."
"We're so glad to be able to make this unprecedented deal to give new life to a franchise that was so beloved by everyone at SCI FI and within the sci-fi community at large," said Craig Engler, Senior Vice President, Scifi.Com and Sci Fi Magazine. "Rockne's involvement ensures that this new page in the 'Farscape' legacy will stay true to the original."