Monday, December 08, 2008
Fables to get a pilot on ABC!
If you haven't heard, the Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that Bill Willingham's Fables will be getting a pilot for the Fall '09 season on ABC. "Six Degrees" creators Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are writing the script for the hour long drama and David Semel (dir. of the Heroes pilot) is on board to direct.
Ok, here's the deal... Fables is one of the best comics of the last few years and consists of some of the finest old-school storytelling in comics period. The story is almost perfect for television and ordinarily I'd get extremely excited by this. However, I haven't enjoyed a network drama in a long time and the thought of seeing one of my favorite comics laid bare by crappy TV writing and network standards... well it's heartbreaking. If this were slated for an HBO drama, I'd be crapping my pants right now. As it stands, we won't know for another year what this is. It could revitalize network television and bring about a long overdue golden age... or it could be yet another nail in the coffin of network programming. I don't care too much about the fate of the networks... I just don't want to have to qualify my love of Fables like I do my love of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen... I Swear! It's nothing like the movie!!!