According to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed, a second adaptation of “Global Frequency” is in the works courtesy of The CW and writer Scott Nimerfro. The news was further touched upon by Ellis himself, who wrote on his personal website that he hadn’t “been cleared to comment yet” by the network.
“Shouldn’t say any more until I get the nod from the studio,” said Ellis. “But yes.”
For some context, “Global Frequency” was previously attempted as a television series for The WB Network — the initial form of The CW — back in 2005. The project went as far as the pilot phase, with “True Blood” and “Battlestar Galactica” actress Michelle Forbes assuming the role of Miranda Zero, the leader of the Global Frequency, an organization of roughly 1,001 people with specialized skill sets that are used to resolve top secret crises. The pilot never made it to the network, despite support from fans that managed to watch a leaked version online.
After “Global Frequency” made our recent list of five Warren Ellis comics we want to see adapted, the CW will now give the series a second chance with Nimerfro working on the script — and Ellis said that he’s already spoken with the writer about the project.
“I’ve spoken briefly to Scott Nimerfro — by which I mean I threatened to have him stabbed, and he thanked me and told me a funny story about how he’s had worse threats — and he is Okay,” Ellis described.
The writer also spoke towards John Rogers, the creative force behind the initial “Global Frequency” attempt. Rogers seemingly won’t be involved in the new pilot due to his own TNT television series “Leverage,” though he apparently “wishes [Ellis] luck.”
While we wait for the official news on “Global Frequency,” it’s at least clear enough that something is in the works. Keep it dialed into Splash Page for more on the project as news becomes available.
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