Soon we're going to be able to see what happens after the world "ends." The movie hasn't smashed its way to screens yet, but Roland Emmerich (director and producer of 2012) has told Entertainment Weekly that they're already working on transporting the story to the smaller screen, saying there's "plenty to do" with a television series.

Before you wonder how the hell they could take a show through the potential end of the world and not die in the budgetary stress of big explosions and effects -- not to mention staving off the apocalypse if ratings are good and more seasons are ordered -- this will be a continuation of the film. "The plan is that it is 2013 and it's about what happens after the disaster. It is about the resettling of the Earth." Writer Harold Kloser came up with the idea, and they took it to TV producer Mark Gordon (who worked on the film). Emmerich says: "I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats ... maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I'd be excited to watch it."

Sounds a smidge like Lost, eh? That's a wee bit convenient since rumor has it ABC is in talks for the series, and while Gordon wouldn't confirm that information, he noted the network's "opening in their disaster-related programming after Lost ends."

Are you game for a new disaster series where folks must find their way through a newly fashioned Earth?
categories Movies, Sci-Fi