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New TV series in the works [Dec. 11th, 2012|07:13 pm]
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A new TV series has been mooted for some time, but this time it looks set to go ahead. Set in the modern day (they tried to go for a period piece, but couldn't get a broadcaster interested), it's to star Adam Rayner as Templar, and Eliza Dushku as Patricia. Ian Dickerson, a big Saint fan - who did actually know Leslie Charteris - is serving as creative consultant. Could work. LJ is absolutely refusing to allow me to post a link to the news site that broke the story, so hopefully a second-hand source will suffice (here). Most reports are making it sound like a remake of the old TV series, with no mention at all of the books, but Ian Dickerson has himself denied that it's a remake. I'm not sure what to make of the casting of Simon. Not an actor I've heard of before, and to me he doesn't have that "Saintly" look, but we'll see. I'm very pleased that they're including Patricia this time though! A great character. I can see Eliza Dushku doing a good job.

The books are set to be republished next year as well, so that should be good news, however the TV series turns out! Not including "Meet The Tiger", as that's still forbidden by Charteris's own request.

[User Picture]From: swordznsorcery
2012-12-12 07:28 pm (UTC)
"White Collar" is a good example. (I'm not too familiar with those other shows). It has that playful side to it, but can get serious when necessary. I love the vintage feel that it has as well, even though it has a very modern setting. You'd be doing well if you could appeal to the fans of a show like that.

Although please don't follow their lead in going for big cliffhangers that get resolved very easily ten seconds into the next episode. ;)
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