Hey!  Congratulations to Martin Gero!  His pilot, Blindspot, was picked up to series by NBC:

http://deadline.com/2015/05/blindspot-chicago-med-heartbreaker-nbc-series-pickup-1201419388/

“BLINDSPOT”

From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. There’s one that’s very clear, however: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.

Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington (pilot) also executive produce. “Blindspot” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.”

Couldn’t be happier for the Golden Boy.  Couldn’t happen to a nicer, more talented guy!

And news on the Dark Matter front as well.  Prospective U.K. fans take note:

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2015/05/syfy-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-dark-matter/

Dark Matter will receive its UK premiere on Syfy UK on Monday June 15th at 8pm”.

Mailbag:

luis811 writes: “Will james Bamford be working on any stunts for Dark Matter???”

Answer: Former Stargate stunt coordinator James “Bam Bam” Bamford has his hands full on Arrow.

gforce writes: “Are you going to have any links for these interviews/articles that we can post on FB, etc? ”

Answer: Yep.  When the time comes, I’ll be providing links to all Dark Matter– related coverage on this blog.

arcticgoddess writes: “So, how did all the press questioning go? Any questions that were too weird to answer?”

Answer: It sent well.  It think I was somewhat amusing.  And the cast was, of course, terrific.  No weird questions.  This time.

baterista writes: “So the US reporters are scheduled separately?”

Answer: This press junket was organized by SyFy International so it stands to reason most of the press would be international.  But, hey, I’d be happy to talk to anyone anywhere who’d be interested in discussing the show.

airelle writes: “Will you all still be in TO in June,and pack up to go home after show airs? Got any time scheduled for Tokyo visit?”

Answer: I plan to fly back to Toronto in early June.  After that, who knows?  Maybe Comic Con in July?  I’d love to get in a Tokyo trip.  A lot will depend on whether the show gets a second season pick-up and whether I’ll be involved.

Barb Wilson writes: “Are you planning on doing any cameos in Dark Matter?”

Answer: Nah.  I do most of my best work behind the camera.

PBMom writes: “How are you feeling?”

Answer: Much better, thanks.  I’ll have my annual physical after I get back to Vancouver in June.

dasndanger writes: “Are you gonna have a chocolate party?”

Answer: No plans to do another one in the foreseeable future – much to Akemi’s displeasure.

maggiemayday writes: “No one drinks rum?”

Answer: Straight?!  No!

Tam Dixon writes: “Big casting news? Do tell!”

Answer: He arrived today for his costume fitting and shoots on Monday.  Ah, follow the clues on twitter.

woody writes: “Are there gonna be tshirts? Particularly in x-large and black?”

Answer: Maaaaaaaaaybe.

msstargate writes: “The X-Files went off the air 13 years ago. Is there any chance MGM MIGHT green light a limited run of SG-1 or Atlantis to tie up loose ends?”

Answer: Sadly – unlikely.  MGM will be rebooting the franchise instead.

JeffW writes: “Are you going to host any actor or crew guest blog Q&As? Maybe during the season break?”

Answer: Absolutely.  Once the show airs – and you all get to know the characters – I’ll be enlisting the entire cast for some Q&A sessions.

anas ben: “…ne pensez-vous pas qu’il y’a une sorte de continuité entre dark matter et stargate universe?”

Answer: Il existe des similitudes, mais ils sont deux series différents.

Honza writes: “…will be ever released the soundtracks from the Dark Matter and Stargate Universe?”

Answer: In the case of Dark Matter, probably.   SGU, on the other hand, is out of my hands.  That’s a studio decision.

chevron7 writes: “1. What has Ivon Bartok been up to on set the past few weeks, work-wise? I’d like to share some of his Dark Matter adventures on his fansite.”

Answer: Sure.  Ivon has been on set, overseeing production.  Looooong hours.

“2. Is there any chance Ivon will be back for Season 2 as a Consulting Producer? Or perhaps, directing?”

Answer: Sure, there’s a chance.

“3. Why Whiskey? Not wine or Tequila or…..?”

Answer: Because I enjoy whiskey.  Not so much the other two.

“4. Any ideas how to easily remember everyone’s character name/number?”

Answer: Sure.  Follow this handy guide…

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“5. What part of creating a new show is the most fun for you?”

Answer: Seeing it come together – and finally watching the finished version.

“6. Who runs your social media?”

Answer: Natalie Cooper.  But I occasionally help out with this blog.

profmadmax writes: “any plans for having Neil degrasse Tyson on? Why or why not? ”

Answer: Nope.  UNLESS we say he was in suspended animation for two or three hundred years.

Ponytail writes: “Who made the bread pudding? Can you share the recipe?”

Answer: Craft service!  I can ask!

15 thoughts on “May 1, 2015: Martin Gero’s series, Blindspot, gets a series order! The U.K. gets a Dark Matter airdate! And you all get a mailbag!

  1. “I’d be happy to talk to anyone anywhere who’d be interested in discussing the show.”

    Thanks, Joe. Just forwarded today’s blog email to my San Antonio newspaper contacts.

  2. Hey Joe. The Dakara superweapon was included in a list of Top 10 Most Epic Fictional Superweapons by Watchmojo. It came in at number 3 behind Red Matter from Star Trek and the obvious winner Death Star. Congrats.

  3. “Answer: I plan to fly back to Toronto in early June.”
    Do you mean Vancouver?

    “Maybe Comic Con in July? I’d love to get in a Tokyo trip. A lot will depend on whether the show gets a second season pick-up and whether I’ll be involved.”
    What the hell does that mean? (pardon my French) Why wouldn’t you be involved? It’s your show.

    “6. Who runs your social media?”
    “Answer: Natalie Cooper. But I occasionally help out with this blog.”
    So if I say “Hi Natalie” to a Dark Matter tweet, she will get it? Did she quit wearing socks?

    “baterista9
    Forget the recipe. Just freeze a serving and ship it!”

    Works for me!

    CONGRATULATIONS Martin Gero! I’ll have to watch for it.

  4. A lot will depend on whether the show gets a second season pick-up and whether I’ll be involved.”
    What the hell does that mean? (pardon my French) Why wouldn’t you be involved? It’s your show.

    Yeah! What Ponytail said! WTF!?!?

  5. “A lot will depend on whether the show gets a second season pick-up and whether I’ll be involved.”

    I agree with Ponytail, too. Huh?? I’m trying to make that compute and it doesn’t make sense to me.

  6. Yes, this will be your show until the end! I have a good feeling it will be at least, a five year run.

  7. Hi Joe
    The only thought that occurred to me re: “A lot will depend on whether the show gets a second season pick-up and whether I’ll be involved.” was if all the other brands Joe has in the fire get picked-up. Then he’d have to take on a ‘head honcho’ type of role overseeing everything.

    Am I close, Joe?

    Elminster

  8. Blindspot sounds like a show best suited for the post Voice slot on Monday. It just seems like a show that would appeal to the same audience. If it gets it, it’ll likely get a full season order/2nd season by years end.

    NBC though, as a network has had a horrendous year with its programming, the ratings are down across the board, so it’s impossible to predict how it’ll turn out.

  9. Congrats Martin Gero! It’s going to take me awhile to get used to numbers as names. I seem to already have a problem remembering whose who except for FOUR because he has FOURCLAN which has made me remember it better. We need nicknames for the others.

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