The good news: the Virtuality pilot IS airing. The bad news: the Virtuality pilot is airing July 4th, a night when no one will be home, and no one will be watching TV. On the surface, it looks like the show is dead and FOX is only looking to make back a little cash on its investment, right? Not so fast! These past couple of days, a few hints have been dropped suggesting that Virtuality’s future may be brighter than we thought. On his blog, Doug Drexler (Academy Award winner and CG supervisor on the pilot) had this to say…
…just got the word that a show we thought was dead is now on the fast track. It’s Ron Moore’s “Virtuality”. It just goes to show you how this business goes. It was dead, dead, dead… now it’s alive, alive, alive… and they want it now, now, now!
He also mentions that as of right now, FOX is mum on whether or not the show will go to series. This article, from Airlock Alpha, gives a lot of the same information, albiet a little more cheerfully. Take the time to check it out.
What do you think? I remain cautiously optimistic. For a while, I didn’t think FOX would even bother airing the pilot. Now that they’ve given it the go-ahead, maybe all the brouhaha Drexler is talking about is just for the one and only episode we’ll see. Or maybe someone at FOX has seen the light, and we’ll all get the series we’ve been hoping for.
Tell us what you think, and thanks to readers Ania and Jessica for the tip!