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Re: new tv series in development
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2018, 03:05:31 AM »
Not on his website, not on his twitter feed,  I think I'll wait til he announces something more directly.

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 03:51:50 AM »
Yeah, I'll welcome something public if and when it's appropriate.  Until then, I'll just keep hoping.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 12:59:46 PM »
I think I will wait for the parent to announce the birth before listening to the neighbors.
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 05:55:53 PM »
Fox is the worst place for the series to end up. He should have held out for a more reliable studio.
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 02:10:55 PM »
Honestly I had hoped the reason for the delay in PT was cause JB was writing scripts for the tv show. Oh well. :)
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Re: new tv series in development
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2019, 05:25:17 PM »
Jim has also regularly said that nothing is official until the check is cleared. Properties are optioned all the time, and go through development and pre-production all the time. I'm not going to get excited until there's an announcement that a showrunner has been hired and scripts are being written.

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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2019, 12:33:03 AM »
Just don't let D&D from GoT get a hold of it.
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2019, 12:51:10 AM »
Just don't let D&D from GoT get a hold of it.

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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2019, 01:13:50 AM »
Fortunately, D&D already have plans to ruin Star Wars... I mean, more so, than it already is.
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Re: new tv series in development
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2019, 05:05:14 PM »
all this talk about whether or not it should follow the books closely seems to be ignoring the elephant in the room...

if it follows the books closely at all it's going to have the GoT problem.  (assuming its successful) its going to catch up with then pass the books, and then be writing its own story, before he gets the next book after peace talks written.

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
all this talk about whether or not it should follow the books closely seems to be ignoring the elephant in the room...

if it follows the books closely at all it's going to have the GoT problem.  (assuming its successful) its going to catch up with then pass the books, and then be writing its own story, before he gets the next book after peace talks written.
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Maybe; well, no -- not before the next novel.  But will a DF tv-series beat Jim to the end of the DF story, before Jim writes the novels?  Very very possible!

Peace Talks is #16.  We have 5ish more DF novels, then the BAT.  I don't really see a 1-hr episode being adequate for a novel.  I also don't see a whole SEASON for a novel.  Maybe... 3ish novels per season?  Not sure.  Depends in part on whether the showrunner (or whoever's making the call) wants every episode to end on a cliffhanger, how MUCH of the novels they include, etc.  Maybe they'd be willing to fit it into a variable schedule?  This novel gets 3 episodes, that novel gets 5 episodes, etc etc etc...

But the existing DF corpus should be good for enough time for Jim to get out at least 2-3 of the remaining pre-BAT novels.

Before Jim's RL blew up, he was churning out a book a year, basically.  His newest books are getting bigger, presumably it will take him a bit longer to complete them... 15 months each? 

He's alternating now between DF/CS novels.  So, a new DF book every 2.5 years, which makes it 12ish years 'til the BAT.

If he kept up the novel-a-year pace, it'd be 10ish years 'til the BAT.
 

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2019, 04:58:52 PM »
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Maybe; well, no -- not before the next novel.  But will a DF tv-series beat Jim to the end of the DF story, before Jim writes the novels?  Very very possible!

Peace Talks is #16.  We have 5ish more DF novels, then the BAT.  I don't really see a 1-hr episode being adequate for a novel.  I also don't see a whole SEASON for a novel.  Maybe... 3ish novels per season?  Not sure.  Depends in part on whether the showrunner (or whoever's making the call) wants every episode to end on a cliffhanger, how MUCH of the novels they include, etc.  Maybe they'd be willing to fit it into a variable schedule?  This novel gets 3 episodes, that novel gets 5 episodes, etc etc etc...

But the existing DF corpus should be good for enough time for Jim to get out at least 2-3 of the remaining pre-BAT novels.

Before Jim's RL blew up, he was churning out a book a year, basically.  His newest books are getting bigger, presumably it will take him a bit longer to complete them... 15 months each? 

He's alternating now between DF/CS novels.  So, a new DF book every 2.5 years, which makes it 12ish years 'til the BAT.

If he kept up the novel-a-year pace, it'd be 10ish years 'til the BAT.

While a show could do multiple novels a season they might also easily stick with just one novel a season.  They would just pad things with monster of the week episodes.  I actually hope they would never do more then 2 novels in a season as I would never want them rushing a novel. At one novel a season it would also take them a long time to catch up to the books. 

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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2019, 08:06:20 PM »
While a show could do multiple novels a season they might also easily stick with just one novel a season.  They would just pad things with monster of the week episodes.  I actually hope they would never do more then 2 novels in a season as I would never want them rushing a novel. At one novel a season it would also take them a long time to catch up to the books.
I personally would prefer the novel-per-season format (and while we're at it... let's put in all the shorts and the graphic novels (that aren't adapted-novel stories):  extra buffers before we need to force-feed caffeine to Jim in order to increase his productivity!).

And you're right, of course!  1 novel per season would give Jim ample time to finish the Dresden Files (& likely even the BAT)!

But it needs to fit within the TV-episode format.  AFAIK, that means each episode either needs to end on a cliffhanger or Big Reveal... or it needs to end on some satisfying conclusion-of-arc or other good "resting place."  A TV episode can't just end on any-old-chapter-ending; some work for TV, many don't.

Also, there's quite a bit more content in some novels than others...  If Storm Front can legitimately be a full season, what about Proven Guilty, or Changes, or...
 

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Re: new tv series in development
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2019, 02:58:32 AM »
I'd love to see a mini series format a la Battle Star Galactica or American Gods or Good Omens or GoT. Give it a real budget and star power. Pipe Dreams, I know, but wouldn't that be best? Better yet: Go with the BBC Sherlock Holmes format of a few episodes per season, but 1.5-2 hours each with an overarching storyline based on the novels. (He is a detective after all)

Cheers and Hooray for Peace Talks!

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