McFarlane-UPN to Create Live-Action TV Drama
Network Excited to Work with Creative McFarlane Team
January 14, 2000
United Paramount Network (UPN) has contracted with Producer/Director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, and Los Angeles-based Todd McFarlane Entertainment to create a still-untitled live-action, sci-fi drama featuring monsters, gorillas and man.
McFarlane created the program and will serve as the executive producer and co-writer. TME President Terry Fitzgerald is the co-executive producer, and Steve Niles is the co-writer. "We've created a drama with cutting-edge visuals where we intend to keep the viewer on the edge of his seat," said McFarlane.
Fitzgerald said, "We are pleased to be working with the young and hard-charging UPN network. TME develops projects for a certain demographic/attitude and together we will make sure all other networks sit up and take notice."
UPN Entertainment president Tom Nunan said his primary interest is to get into business with Todd McFarlane. "I think this is going to be one of the most original shows produced for next season," Nunan said.