Uh oh. Actual real bonafide official prep on Dark Matter’s second season kicks off tomorrow with not one, not two, but THREE big meetings! First up is our pre-concept meeting during which all the department heads will gather to discuss what they did on hiatus. And then talk about what’s needed for our first couple of episodes – sets, costumes, props, etc. We’ll follow that with a general review meeting that will involve generally reviewing everything – which, quite honestly, sounds a lot like what the pre-concept meeting should be. We’ll end our day with a season 2 budget overview which will give line producer Norman Denver the opportunity to beat us up over our high-flying, awesome set-building, special guest star booking, VFX-ladening ways.
Meanwhile, up to my eyeballs in script work – writing, re-writing, and re-re-writing. I’m hoping to have drafts of at least 9 of our 13 scripts by the time we go to camera December 9th (confirm the date for me, willya?). We’ll shoot our first episode before the holiday break, then streak through the final 12 when we return, all rested and relaxed and full of eggnog. My former Stargate associate, the awesome Amanda Tapping, will take the director’s chair for Episode #201. Exciting, no?
A couple of Dark Matter-related links. Yep, people are still talking about our first season – no doubt because it’s available on U.S. Netflix. Tell your friends!
Is Dark Matter worth watching? Dani Wood says…well, I don’t want to give it away. Just read the article.
This reviewer compares the show to an awesome Aussie bacon sandwich! Yeaaaah! Next season, we’re adding awesomely figurative melted cheese and caramelized onions!