ABC to Air ‘Masters of Science Fiction’

Feb 23, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC has picked up IDT Entertainment’s sci-fi drama anthology series “Masters of Science Fiction,” which is expected to feature adaptations of works originally written by science-fiction masters Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison and Ray Bradbury.

IDT Entertainment, in association with Industry Entertainment, will produce a minimum of four one-hour episodes. IDT and Industry also produced pay cable net Showtime’s “Master of Horror” anthology series.

Writer Michael Tolkin (“The Rapture,” “The Player”) will adapt and direct one episode. Discussions are under way to feature such works as “The Discarded” by Harlan Ellison “and The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov and for Ray Bradbury to adapt his own “Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed.”

Production on the series will begin this May in Vancouver, British Columbia. Morris Berger, Steve Brown and John Hyde are executive producing for IDT Entertainment. Industry Entertainment’s Keith Addis, Brad Mendelsohn and Andrew Deane are also executive producing.