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Jim Parriott's 'Defying Gravity' 
1st-Jul-2009 12:45 pm
FK--Cohen & Nat (sigh)

It looks like Jim Parriott's series Defying Gravity about an international group of astronauts on a deep space mission has found a U.S. broadcaster. It will air on ABC later this summer. Christina Cox, who played VIckie on Blood Ties, Joan of Arc and a traffic cop on Forever Knight, and special effect guru Angie Ramirez on FX: The Series, co-stars. The show's not really my thing but I enjoy her so I'll check it out. It's only 13 episodes. The Forever Knight connection with Parriott at the helm is interesting but I really haven't been interested in his post FK endeavors other than the X-Files rip off Dark Skies.

aintitcoolnews had this to say:
The series was created by James Parriott, who also created “Misfits of Science” and “Forever Knight” but has more recently been toiling in such estrogen-soaked ABC hourlongs as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ugly Betty.”
More recently, he also worked on FX's biker show Sons of Anarchy.
In a Hollywood Reporter article Parriott is quoted as saying:

"I have the first three seasons blocked out, and I know the ending of the series," Parriott said.
He knows how the series ends? Oy, and granted he didn't say the series would only last three seasons but those two tidbits get mashed around in my head and Forever Knight pops out.

1st-Jul-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. Like you, I like to hear about what people from my favorite shows are now doing. :)
2nd-Jul-2009 02:04 am (UTC)
I get a real kick out of it. It's great fun to see the evolution of someone's work. :-)
1st-Jul-2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I was very excited to hear about the pickup, and am just praying Jim doesn't screw it up. Because I'm constitiutionally incapable of refraining from watching anything with Christina. %-}
2nd-Jul-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
The show has an interesting cast going for it already and hopefully the years of experience since FK has influenced JP positively when it comes to showrunning.

Christina's great! I got the Blood Ties DVD a few days ago and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed her in it. She's definitely one of those actors I'll stop channel surfing for if I come across something she's in.
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