We’re well into the 2010 television season and preparations are already underway for 2011. Over at Deadline, they’ve reported that four anticipated pilots have picked up directors that include Mark Romanek, Jace Alexander, Jonas Pate, and Jim Sadwith. So who are the lucky shows you ask? One of them is Fox’s comic adaptation “Locke & Key,” another is USA’s “Eden,” we also have Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” plus an untitled project from TNT. Find out who’s directing what…
Romanek, who’s best known for his films One Hour Photo and most recently Never Let Me Go will take on “Locke & Key.” The series is produced by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Steven Spielberg and centers on a family forced to live in a key house where a dangerous creature hides behind closed doors. This will be Romanek’s first television directing gig.
Next there’s Jonas Pate who’s been hired to helm the pilot of the new prequel “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.” As you might have guessed this is the show that’s taking over the vacancy left by the newly canceled “Caprica.” The story will center on the adventures of a young William Adama.
USA has tapped Jace Alexander for their new series “Eden,” which centers on “a resourceful young concierge at an elite NYC hotel.” Why does this premise sound like a more adult version of the “Suite Life of Zack and Cody?” For the untitled project on TNT, it will be helmed by Jim Sadwith and is based on Marshall Karp’s novel The Rabbit Factory that centers on a recently widowed police detective (Steven Weber) and his newly married partner (D.L. Hughley).
What do you think of the show and director pairings? Are they a good fit? Which one are you the most excited for?