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Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 03.25.09] Tuvalu post apocalyptic news

It was back in January when we first reported on Day One, Jesse Alexander's 2 part apocalyptic actioner pilot that was picked up by NBC. Well the fine lads at Newsarama got the chance to find out more about the project and it sounds like it has much more of a science fiction spin than anyone had first anticipated. Here's some of what Alexander had to say about the projcet:

"NBC’s incredibly excited about it, and it’s a great new adventure franchise among the lines of all those other things I’ve done. I’ve worked on Alias, LOST, and Heroes since the pilots on those shows, and now I get to create my very own genre franchise. I couldn’t be more excited about telling a story about ordinary people who keep working together to overcome extraordinary challenges."

We’ve been shooting it today – we just shot some special effects plates for the show, and it was our first day of filming, and it all went so well. I’m really confident that we’re going to make an incredible two-hour event pilot that NBC’s going to be excited about putting on their fall schedule.

"I think genre fans will find many references in the Day One franchise. There’s some Lost in there, there’s some Cloverfield in there, there’s some Battlestar... There are some references from when I was growing up. I’m from the Star Wars generation, so there’s a lot of references to Star Wars and Silent Running and Soylent Green, all the Peter Hyams movies and Mospeada, the Robotech series..."

"Day One is very much a labor of love, and I’ve been very lucky to have people at NBC who are supporting me in my vision, which is to take all the things I love about entertainment and put them into one franchise."

"Day One chronicles a global catastrophe from the perspective of the residents of a southern California apartment complex. In the wake of a mysterious event that has shattered lines of communication and (literally) changed the shape of the world, the survivors must work together to both rebuild and save the Earth from a menace that might have already consumed countless other worlds..."

Big thanks to reader slimwhitt for the heads up!

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