[10/11/07 - 04:27 PM]
Dan Waters to Develop Pilot for Sci Fi Channel
This comedic pilot about three humanoid aliens stranded in middle America "explores the themes found in such classics as 'Stranger In A Strange Land,' 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' and 'Starman,' but with a healthy dose of 'South Park'-like satire."

[via press release from Sci Fi]



New York, NY � October 11, 2007 � SCI FI Channel is developing a 90-minute dramedy pilot entitled Earthlings, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for SCI FI. Dan Waters (Heathers, Demolition Man) is writing and executive producing the pilot. Aaron Geller will be an executive producer and Darryl Porter will be co-executive producer, under their PorterGeller Entertainment first-look deal with FOX Television Studios.

This comedic pilot about three humanoid aliens stranded in middle America explores the themes found in such classics as Stranger In A Strange Land, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Starman, but with a healthy dose of South Park-like satire. Stranded on our world under false pretenses, the intrepid trio - a woman and two men in human form - must figure out how to escape, while navigating the subtle and confusing social conventions of present-day Earth. Despite their extremely advanced technology and intellect, they find themselves naive in the commonplace things that humans take for granted: falling in love, paying bills, the joys of a chocolate binge, etc.

"We're very excited at the opportunity to work with Dan and think he's got a fresh take on this classic 'fish-out-of-water' convention. 'Earthlings' is a fun, relatable story that should be a great fit for the Channel," said Mark Stern. "Much like 'Eureka,' it's a concept that has the potential to appeal to our core audience while attracting new viewers."

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 92 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

  [october 2007]  


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