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Reverie Episode Count

artwork_002The latest news on the Reverie-front is the first season episode count.

Apparently the sci-fi-ish virtual reality-based drama procedural (there’s a bit of guess work involved there) is due to have just 10 episodes in its première run, which is likely due to start next year.

As things stand at present Reverie is scheduled to be part of the NBC network’s ‘mid-season’ releases.  That could change though.  In the event of another show (new or existing) that starts in autumn/fall being cancelled a mid-season show could be brought in as a replacement.

Also, if a mid-season show proves to be a big success after an episode or two, more could be ordered to extend the run.

Reverie Trailer

artwork_002We have video.  Moving pictures made up of a series of still frames played in rapid sequence to give the illusion of movement!

trailer_001A promotional trailer for Reverie has escaped into the wild.  The two minute long piece gives, as expected, a pretty good over view of the set up, plot, and style of the show.

In another good news/bad news situation Kathryn does not appear, at all.

Find the video in the KM UK Gallery.

Reverie To Be ‘Mid-Season’ (boo!)

artwork_001As NBC can give and NBC can, not so much take away, but move to one side.

On Friday we got the official statement that the new NBC network VR-based drama series Reverie had been selected from the many to become a series.

Last night that statement gained a ‘but’.

The primetime schedules were released showing where each existing and new programme would fit into the 8pm – 11pm lives of the American television viewers in September.

Notable by its absence was the Mickey Fisher (Extant) created, Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest) starring, Reverie.  This meant the show would be held over to be a ‘mid-season’ release instead.

Mid-season is purposefully vague.  If things go well for the planned line-up then Reverie will likely not see the light of day until the new year.  However, if something happens, such as a new show absolutely tanking in the ratings (that’s a bad thing) then Reverie could be brought in off the subs bench to fill in.  It would suggest a relatively short series order initially too.

So, not great news but a little disappointing after the great news that Reverie had been selected to become a series.

Network promotional ‘Upfront’ events have been happening today (15th May) in New York.  At the time of publishing Reverie has not really featured but Sarah and co-star Dennis Haysbert (24) are present.  Kathryn does not appear to be.

Some official Reverie artwork (one item of which can be seen above) has been added to the KM UK Gallery.

Reverie Gets Picked Up

on_set_001The ‘further developments’ I ended my last post on Reverie have come to pass.

In the past few days it became clear that many of the NBC pilots were falling by the way-side, leaving Reverie a very likely winner.

Now it has been confirmed that the NBC network is putting the finishing touches to it’s fall/autumn season and has chosen to ‘pick up’ Reverie ‘to series’.

Congratulations to all involved.

Let’s hope this sees Kathryn return to the small screen.  We’ve missed her so much.

The show starring Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest) will go into production over the summer for broadcast towards the end of the year.

The show centres, not surprisingly, around Sarah’s Mara Kint, a behaviourist and ex-cop who is asked to help save people ‘trapped’ in a virtual reality system.  There’s a tragic back-story for Mara as well, of course.

Kathryn plays Monica Shaw of the defence department who is interested in making use, no doubt nefarious, of the troublesome VR.  Dennis Haysbert (24), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Lucky Man), and Jessica Lu (Awkward.) co-star.

A lot can happen between now and September, but let’s go into the weekend enjoying this good news.  Let’s face it, we could do with some.

Reverie Has ‘Some Buzz’

on_set_001It has been a few weeks since the TV pilot for the new NBC drama Reverie finished principle photography in the Vancouver, Canada.

Since then the episode will have been put together for presenting to the ‘powers that be’ at the network.

Now we are getting to the time that decisions are being made.

So many factors play into the choices the executives make but Reverie has an ace up its sleeve.  Lead actress Sarah Shahi is much sort after since the end of Person Of Interest.  She will have had a lot of offers and chose to go with Reverie.  If the show is not picked up to series it will be difficult to find another big show to join in time for the autumn season.

As well as Kathryn, if the producers could lock-in Sarah’s POI co-star Amy Acker in as a regular they’d make a lot of people very happy (me included) and be sure being assigned a timeslot in September.

Journalist Nellie Andreeva reported late on Friday (UK time) on the latest whispers regarding various pilots across the networks.   In her article on the Deadline website she describes hearing ‘some buzz’ about Reverie, placing a little behind other new shows Rise and For God And Country in the running.

Read Nellie’s article in full HERE.

We await further developments.

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