Four years ago, I attempted to track down the rights to a classic sci-fi series . It was a favorite of mine growing up and, I felt, ripe for a reboot, so I reached out. And came up against a series of dead-ends. I handed the job off to my former agency who either got nowhere (and were too ashamed to tell me) or simply lost interest. Whichever the case, it was another dead end and frustrated, I gave up. Then, last week, I read that the rights-holders had recently signed a deal with a company I had worked with in the past. I sent one more query about the property, fully expecting another dead end – only to be informed that they would be happy to hear my pitch.
It just goes to show that, in this business, you never know. That horror feature I thought was dead has been resurrected and is presently making the rounds. That small town supernatural series I believed was finished – multiple times – has apparently found possible new life. And the pitch for that classic sci-fi reimagining I assumed wasn’t going anywhere will, at the very least, finally have a shot…four years later!
Meanwhile, as the Powder Mage pitch deck goes out, I’m thinking of doing a dedicated blog post in which I cast the prospective series using only Dark Matter cast members. Sort of a Dark Mage crossover. Who would would you cast as Field Marshal Tamas? Vlora? Julene? The colorful Mihali? This is going to be fun!
A little St. Patrick’s Day Yes/No
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) March 13, 2021
Finally, I leave you with one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite episodes…