This morning, I attended my last mix in Toronto. I can’t tell you how awesome this new season of Dark Matter looks and sounds. Everything from the visuals to the soundscape to the music is incredible and an enormous ramp-up from the show’s first season. We have a lot of very talented people working on this show, both in front of and behind the camera, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I await our July 1st premiere with a mix of pride, excitement, and apprehension.
You’d think that, with production on season 2 wrapped and post-production nearing the halfway mark, I could relax. But no. Today, I wrote up the one pager for the proposed Dark Matter spinoff (You heard it here first, folks!). Although it shares similarities with the original, this series will offer a far out premise that SF-fans will truly get behind. But more on that in the coming months…hopefully.
Meanwhile, I hit the 16 page mark on that super-secret scifi project I mentioned in an earlier blog entry. Roughly one third of the way through the pilot, I’m still aiming to have a completed first draft by mid to late June. At which point I can switch off and have my partner set up the new series while I spin and break Dark Matter’s third season.
Then, it’s off to L.A. for some long overdue meet ‘n greets. I have four more pilots (and a simply adorable horror feature script) in search of a good home and I’d love nothing more than to get the ball rolling or any or all before heading back to Van and starting script work on Dark Matter’s third season.
September, Akemi and I will be Tokyo(and possibly Osaka)-bound for two weeks and, upon our return – or, hopefully, well before – I should have word on Dark Matter’s fate. I AM feeling positive.
Should it all fall into place as expected, we’ll be returning to Toronto in October for prep and then, in November,the commencement of principal photography on our third season. Three episodes by December, the holiday break, then back for the final ten and then…
The new scifi series?
One of the pilots?
The horror film?
I open up a gelato shop and spend the entire summer reading?
P.S. One more Dark Matter season 2 trailer out, this one an extended version chock full o’ interesting insights. You can track it down tonight or wait until tomorrow for the full shot by shot breakdown!