Friday, February 10, 2012
It looks like one of my favorite 70's TV shows, Space 1999, is getting a reboot...
ITV Studios America and HDFILMS announced plans for a reimagining of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's famed franchise of the 1970s, then called Space: 1999.
"While we are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today’s audiences," continued Hall, who recently revived V at ABC, "I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999 television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities.”
Added ITV Studios International's managing director Paul Buccieri: “After more than 35 years, we are thrilled to be developing a new vision of our much beloved franchise for audiences worldwide. Historically, the Space: 1999 brand has entertained and fascinated millions of people."
I never missed and episode of this show when it first aired, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with the remake (although the Space 2099 title seems odd).
Let's hope it's more Battlestar Galactica updated than the recent Charlie's Angels.
Here is their official site, if you want to follow all the latest news on the show as it develops.