May 8, 2009
Best Development Season...EVER!
'Flash' Will Go Forward
ABC has made it official and picked up drama "Flash Forward" for next season.
The news is not unexpected, given the huge series penalty attached to the project, according to multiple reports. What's more, ABC has been airing promos for the show for the past week.
According to ABC, "Flash Forward," which is based on Robert J. Sawyer's novel of the same names and stars Joseph Fiennes, "chronicles the aftermath of a global event in which everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and has mysterious visions of six months into the future."
David Goyer is exec producer-writer-director. Brannon Braga is exec producer and co-wrote the pilot. Other executive producers are Jessika Goyer, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and Marc Guggenheim. Guggenheim—new to the project—will be showrunner along with David Goyer.
ABC earlier this week greenlit its first comedy project for the 2009-10 season, ordering "Modern Family" to series.