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Life On Mars creator developing new sci-fi show for Fox

August 26th, 2012 by Marc Comments


It looks like the folks at Fox are wasting no time filling the sci-fi void that will surely be left in the wake of Fringe’s last season. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that te studio has teamed up with Life On Mars creator Matthew Graham to bring the new show to life.

There’s no official word on the premise of the show other than it being about a group that polices parallel worlds. Well, that’s all I needed to see. Provided that the production value is good, I’m sold!

It’s well known that your man Christopher is a huge fan of parallel worlds and time travel so this show is right up my alley. In fact when Fringe first debuted, I found it’s mystery of the week format to be a bit boring (I got really sick of seeing Olivia in the tank) until they all connected together into a tale of…a parallel universe. From that point on I was hooked. And don’t get me started on last season’s time traveling romp to the future. It was easily one of my favorite Fringe episodes ever.

Graham, who’s other works include writing for Doctor Who as well as co-creating Ashes to Ashes and Eternal Law, will be penning the new series. Producing the show will be Steve Tzirlin, a former Lucas Film exec (yesssssss!), who’s latest gig was overseeing Fox’s writers program.

If this show can bring high production value and good stories then I’m all in like Phil Helmuth at the World Series of Poker. No word on a working title or premier date, but stay tuned as I will be keeping a close eye on this one as further news develops.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….