Friday, May 8, 2009

Flash Forward picked up for 13 episodes

W00t! The Hollywood Reporter and Variety and TV Guide are all reporting that late today (Friday, May 8, 2009), ABC gave a series order for Flash Forward, the TV show based on my novel of the same name.

The Hollywood Reporter says it's a 13-episode order, which is a big commitment (many shows only get six-episode initial orders).

Carolyn and I happen to be in Waterloo, Ontario, right now, having a nice evening at the home of friends Marcel Gagné and Sally Tomasevic -- so we're all celebrating now. :)

See the articles here, here, and here.

Left to right: David S. Goyer (who directed the pilot), Robert J. Sawyer, Brannon Braga (who co-authored the pilot script with David)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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At May 09, 2009 12:20 AM , Blogger Chase said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are SO EXCITED for you & Carolyn! And yes -- 13 is an excellent order!!

Very much looking forward to seeing the show & you two...

Cheers to you both!! Blessings in all of it!!

At May 09, 2009 12:24 AM , OpenID rvitelli said...

Congratulations! Any exotic plans to celebrate?

At May 09, 2009 7:18 AM , Blogger Evan said...

That's good news!
I'm looking Forward to it.

At May 09, 2009 8:49 AM , OpenID lou-sytsma said...

Congrats Rob!

At May 09, 2009 11:22 AM , Blogger The Snake said...

Can't come Fast enough!

At May 09, 2009 12:07 PM , Blogger Silverfish said...

That great! Congrats! I'm very excited to see this show.


At May 11, 2009 10:44 AM , Blogger Mary Robinette Kowal said...

Congratulations! I'll look forward to seeing that.

At May 11, 2009 11:15 AM , Blogger Mary Anne said...

Robert, congratulations on the great news. Zach is here with us in Va. Beach, and we all got the news together last night. Thanks so much for all your kindness. Zach is so pumped up, as we are.
Mary Anne Knighton

At May 12, 2009 3:57 AM , Blogger TheHade said...

I'm so excited about this show!

At August 23, 2009 3:48 PM , Blogger Sam said...

I just saw the preview, I know I'm a bit late! but congratulations! That's so exiting and I hope that more of your work gets put on the screen in the future. thx

At September 28, 2009 9:05 PM , Blogger Elistone said...

WOW, The pilot episode was bloody excellent, it looks just wow.

Now I'm gonna have to go out and get your book, lol.

I hope you have some other stories like this coming.



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