No Ordinary Family
They’re an every day, typical American family who undergo a remarkable transformation after the charter plane they hired crashes in the Amazon River. Think Heroes, Fantastic Four and Smallville with a ‘family-drama’ theme.
Set in working-class Chicago, the Gallagher family, a working class family of eight, must survive the ups and downs of today’s recession. With a mother who is out of her element and an alcoholic father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, 18-year-old daughter Fiona is left with the task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow. This series is based on the UK series of the same name. Quality writing, and quality drama – I can’t stop watching – Not since Dexter have I been waiting anxiously for the next episode.
An FX drama project sees a former boxing champion struggling with the beginning of dementia take a job as a collector. The project is penned by feature film writer of The Bucket List Justin Zackham. Reminds me of Rocky, but better written.
Based on the comic series of the same name, Young Justice will follow the adventures of the teenage superhero sidekicks Aqualad (the team leader, age 15 or 16), Robin (age 13), Kid Flash (age 15), Superboy (age 16 weeks), Miss Martian (age 16 in Martian years), and Artemis (age 15), who have finally gained independence from their leaders and the privilege to start their own covert operations team. This might fill the void that The Spectacular Spiderman left when it was (forced) cancelled.
Avatar: Legend of Korra
Avatar: Legend of Korra is an upcoming American television mini-series set in the Avatar universe as a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is currently under development, and is expected to run for 12 episodes starting November 2011. The co-creators of the original series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, are confirmed to be involved. The pair will personally write all of the episodes to allow for a tighter storyline.
The new series will take place 75 years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc, with all-new characters and settings. The protagonist of the new series, Korra, the next Avatar after Aang, is a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe who is “ready to take on the world”. The series plans to follow Korra as she faces an anti-bender revolt while mastering the art of Airbending from Aang and Katara’s son, Tenzin.
And best of all, M. Night Sham’ has nothing to do with it!