Can’t wait any longer for the Tron sequel to get off the ground? This should hold you over. This June Disney is going to introduce the sci-fi animated series Tron: Uprising to its Disney XD programming slate. The events in the show take place in between the original 1982 movie and the recent Tron: Legacy. The protagonist Beck is voiced by Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), and Tron‘s very own Bruce Boxleitner round out the stellar cast of voices. Tron: Legacy producer Sean Bailey is behind the series, along with Once Upon A Time and Lost‘s Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. If you’re a fan of the Tron universe, this 10-part animated series is a must-see.
Rumor had it that former Lost writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis were shopping around their next TV project to former Lost home ABC. That proved to be true. According to Variety, ABC has picked up their “top secret fairy-tale-themed drama series” and now it has a title: Once Upon a Time. How fitting. Technically speaking, ABC is only picked up a pilot episode; but with Team Horowitz/Kitsis and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof signed on as show consultant, I have little doubt the pilot pickup will manifest itself into a 13-episode (or potentially full season) order. Now it’s time to see who they choose as the female lead…
The 2011-12 TV season is shaping up to be a promising must-see TV extravaganza for Lost fans. In addition to the J.J. Abrams/Bryan Burk/Josh Appelbaum/Andre Nemec buddy cop show starring Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson (aka Lost‘s John Locke & Benjamin Linus) picked up by NBC, there’s this: Former Lost executive producers and writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are currently developing a “top secret fairy-tale-themed drama series.” According to Ausiello, the duo are about to pitch the drama to ABC Studios, since they still have an overall deal with the network. If the show gets picked up (and I have no doubt it will–Kitsis & Horowitz are extremely talented producers with uber-successful Lost to back them up), a special someone is ready to serve as a consultant to the show. Drumroll, please… It’s Damon Lindelof, co-creator and exec producer of Lost. Boom, your pants just fell off. Due to the top-secret nature of the project, Ausiello was only able to sniff out this tidbit of detail: the show will feature a female lead. Evangeline Lilly, any takers? OK fine, that would just be silly now wouldn’t it? Both ears to the ground with this developing story.