Continuum ( above) renewed for a fourth and final season. Meanwhile, season three airs on Syfy UK from 28 January.
In the least surprising news of the month, Agents Of SHIELD showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have confirmed that
will impact the Marvel show.
Consta ntine fails to pick up a full season order. Anyone know an anti- cancellation spell? The Left overs getting a soft reboot for season two, with a largely new cast ( though Justin Theroux will stay on) and a new setting.
Super nat ural season nine airing on E4 RIG HT NO W. About damn time.
Catherine Tregenna penning a Doct or Who script for series nine. She’ll be the show’s first female writer in seven years.
The Flash / Arr ow producer Andrew Kreisberg says Batman, Superman and their respective cities are off limits for the CW shows.
Danny John- Jules reveals scripts for Red Dwarf XI are currently being written.
What would you write as The Fire Sermon’s cover blurb?
They were born together and they will die together. One strong Alpha twin, one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death. The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families and ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts. The Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they’re free to live in privilege and safety. Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret – one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose.
How long did you work on THE BOK?
For years and years – at first, just in fits and spurts, as a bit of a fun side- project. Then for a year or two I concentrated on it more seriously.
How did you go about building the world of The Fire Sermon?
There was no “eureka!” moment. It all grew organically from the idea of twins with a fatal bond. From that central hook I had to go back and think, how did they arrive in this state, how would they deal with this genetic mutation?
How much research did you have to do?
Not very much! The mechanics of the scientific aspects didn’t grab me – it was the human consequences. If you write a novel about a class of people that live off another class of people, you’re going to be thinking about parallels in our real world.
Which SF/ Fantasy authors would you like to be compared to in a dream review?
Cormac McCarthy for his stark, indelible vision; Laini Taylor, for her lyrical language; and Philip Pullman, for his philosophical acuity.
Translation rights for the book have been sold to over 20 countries.