Saturday, March 03, 2007

Babylon Fields - Zombies on TV

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From Fango:
Zombies are moaning and shuffling their way onto the airwaves, and no, it’s not in another season of MASTERS OF HORROR. Nor is it the long-rumored HBO adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD (which this writer is chomping at the bit for). Rather, the undead are the focus of a new hour-long 20th Century Fox Television and CBS “dramedy” entitled BABYLON FIELDS. Michael (L.I.E.) Cuesta is taking the reins, following his damn impressive work on Showtime’s DEXTER; Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson are on writing duties.

The premise has the dead returning to life literally and figuratively as they ingratiate themselves back into society and relationships; inevitable drama and, um, comedy ensues. But let us ask you: Does this at all sound familiar? It should. The quiet French film LES REVENANTS (a.k.a. THEY CAME BACK)—which we last told you about here—made three years ago and released on U.S. DVD in 2005, posed the same bittersweet predicament: What if those deceased family and friends you once knew re-entered your life? The film was up for remake grabs, but after a little digging, Fango learned that the task was fruitless and the powers that be decided the scenario was best left for episodic television.

BABYLON FIELDS is moving toward a 2007-2008 season debut; more updates as they arrive.

I really liked Les Revenants a lot (review here), so I'll be looking forward to this.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new updates in 20 days? Come on...I'm missing my ZAGG fix!

24 March, 2007  
Blogger Alison said...

"They came back" looks like a definite must see.
-Alison of www.365halloween.com

08 May, 2007  
Blogger Steve said...

Hi, I thought you might be interested in a zombie blogging thing I'm coordinating Blog like it's the end of the world

28 May, 2007  

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