posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 12:24 PM
This is from the Watchfarscape.com web site:
Farscape Returns - 4-hour mini-series
Story by: Red
Posted on: 03/02/04
Greetings, Farscape fans!
Farscape will be returning as a 4-hour mini-series. The mini-series is in production now, back in Sydney, Australia. Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Gigi
Edgley, Anthony Simcoe, and Raelee Hill are all reported to be signed up. The mini-series was written by series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon and
executive producer David Kemper, and is being directed by Brian Henson. Filming began December 15th, 2003 and is expected to run until mid-March 2004.
At this time there's no word on distribution -- so we don't know when or where it will air, but sources say it may be late 2004 to early 2005. The
mini-series is being produced by the Jim Henson Company and partners. The SCI FI Channel is reportedly not involved in production. Also, please note
the Jim Henson Company has not made an official announcement, yet.
Yes, the mini-series is meant to wrap-up some loose ends, including that nasty 4th season-ending cliffhanger, to make this a more complete package for
syndication. However, the future of Farscape will most likely depend a lot on how the mini-series does. The fans got the story four more hours, and if
we can get more eyeballs for the mini-series, well, it's possible that Farscape may indeed have a very bright future.
No, there's not a whole lot of information yet. We have had a word or two from crew down in Australia, letting us know that Moya and several sets
have been rebuilt, and Pilot's out of his box. Please check out our community forums for additional information. We'll update this page when we get
anything new we're able to share.
On Feb 24, Image Creative updated their website with this little snippet --
We once again have assumed the identity of the Henson Creature shop in Sydney and are in the final throes of the Farscape Mini Series, only a couple
of weeks to go till completion. We have produced 22 episodes worth of work in 4 mini-movies, so get ready for Farscape on Acid! It's been an
experience we will never forget.
Also, on January 31st of this year, Farscape's creator Rockne O'Bannon dropped a little note to the fans --
A quick shout out from the fringes of the Uncharteds -- just to say a loud and sustained Thank You for your continuing passion for and efforts on
behalf of The Little SF Show That Could. As I mentioned at the Farscape Con in Burbank, David Kemper and I spent last Fall working on a secret project
-- well, the most unsecret of secret projects. And though I cannot confirm or deny anything, let's just say that your undying efforts to keep
awareness of a certain television series alive within the entertainment community is the singular reason why a particular unnamed project is now
halfway through production. On behalf of everyone currently working on -- oops, almost said it! -- well, on behalf of everybody working on SOMETHING
down in Sydney, Australia, a resounding Thank You. Here's hoping you'll all be pleased with the fruits of your efforts.
If you're interested in some more information -- well, not much more information, but for some of the same information with new words, check out the
Our announcement on November 18th here.
Chicago Tribune here.
Ventura County Star here.