[04/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Pilot 'Eureka' to Start Production on Vancouver Island

[via press release from Sci Fi]


Stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Wittfield, Greg Germann, Joe Morton, Debrah Farentino and Jordan Hinson

VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC & NEW YORK, NY--April 26, 2005--SCI FI Channel will start production on the 2-hour pilot movie 'Eureka,' today, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Starring Colin Ferguson ('Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City'), Salli Richardson-Wittfield ('Antwone Fisher'), Greg Germann ('Ally McBeal, Friends With Money'), Joe Morton ('Paycheck'), Debrah Farentino ('The Division') and Jordan Hinson ('Go Figure'), 'Eureka' will be helmed by Peter O'Fallon ('House, M.D.,' 'Wonderfalls').

For years, the government has been secretly relocating the world's geniuses (and their families) to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where daily life straddles the line between unprecedented innovation and total chaos. When U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Ferguson) wrecks his car and becomes stranded in Eureka, he quickly realizes that all is not what it seems. After the town's eccentric inhabitants unleash a brainchild with a catastrophic aftermath, Carter steps in to restore order and consequently is let in on one of our country's best-kept secrets.

Produced by SCI FI Channel in association with NBC Universal Television Studio, the original movie pilot was written by Andy Cosby and Jamie Paglia.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 84 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

  [april 2005]  


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