Monday, July 20, 2009

Defying Gravity

A new sci-fi drama will be airing on ABC starting on August 2. It will be 13 episodes long.

It comes from creator/executive producer James Parriott, who served as an executive producer on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty," and executive producer Michael Edelstein, former executive producer of the network's "Desperate Housewives." Parriott says that he has three seasons of the series planned out, in case it does well, and knows how he plans to end the series.

It will center around eight astronauts--four men and four women--from five countries who are on board the spaceship Antares on a six-year mission. From the ABC website:
Maybe, just maybe, some of them will even hook up. How cool is that? ABC is calling the series a "sexy, provocative thriller set in the very near future" that is set against the backdrop of being in space. Despite the fact they are in space and billions of miles from the nearest people, there is still room for guest appearances, though, as it is in Lost, because as the crew heads to Venus, there will still be flashbacks that reveal the effects of past actions have consequences in their present situation.

To me, it sounds like it will be a drama/thriller that could probably be set anywhere, but they just chose to set it on board the spaceship Antares.