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Roland Emmerich In Talks To Develop ‘2012’ TV Show


Roland Emmerich, the man behind Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 10,000 BC, has plans to turn his latest disaster epic, 2012, into a TV show. The movie, which hits theaters tomorrow, is about a global catastrophe that nearly ends the world and the group of survivors who struggle to go on. Emmerich tells EW:

The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster. It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. [2012 writer/producer] Harald Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?’…There are so many possibilities.”

There has been no official announcement, but 2012 the show will most likely find its home at ABC, seeing as Gordon serves as producer on both Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. No word on a 10,000 BC spinoff yet. But if you ask me, Emmerich hasn’t fully explored the CGI world of cavemen and saber tooth tigers. Oh, wait a minute – cavemen…ABC…that’s not usually a good combo.

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