Commonly considered the anti-Trek, “Farscape” was unique to say the least.
Showcasing the best of Jim Henson’s creature shop, not to mention fresh talent and swoon-worthy visuals, “Farscape” challenged the stereotype of science-fiction entertainment.
And for that it paid the price.
The bizarre science-fiction series ran for four years as Syfy’s signature series was cancelled, with the cable channel justifying the decision to increasing production costs. The decision of course led to an unprecedented outcry from the shows viewers, followed quickly by a campaign that led to a mini-series designed to bring some closure to the show.
Now, “Farscape’s” creator (who has also contributed to ABC’s “V”) has a new series in the works that will bring him back to Syfy … and it has been described as “huge.”
Rockne S. O’Bannon recently revealed via Twitter that he has been having meetings with the cabler and he is very excited about his new idea.
“Great meeting at Syfy yesterday,” he tweeted. “New project. HUGE. New series. Very excited. Very, very excited.”
No other details have been revealed on the series, however O’Bannon’s tweet has already been followed-up by fan support, especially by those who have concerns over Syfy’s effort to introduce more reality-based and mainstream entertainment brands.
However, the main concern now is if his series really is “huge,” how will Syfy feel about renewal if the budget is on a similar scale to that of “Farscape?”