SCI FI REINVENTS ADVENTURE CLASSIC FLASH GORDON
RHI Entertainment Series Debuts In July 2007
Pasadena, CA – January 12, 2007 – SCI FI Channel has greenlit production
on FLASH GORDON, based on the popular comic strip franchise, it was
announced today at the Television Critic’s Association tour. Production
on the 22 one-hour episodes begins in Canada in early 2007. The series,
produced by Reunion Pictures, is slated to debut on SCI FI in July of
’07, with a broadcast syndication window to follow.
Under an agreement with property owner King Features Syndicate, the new
series is being produced by RHI’s Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi,
Jr. (Tin Man, Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Ten
Commandments), who previously produced SCI FI’s popular miniseries event
Legend of Earthsea.
Ming, Dale Arden, and Dr. Hans Zarkov are among the many beloved
characters returning to television in this contemporary retelling of the
intergalactic exploits of FLASH GORDON. Stellar adventures and heroic
battles mark this inventive new take on the perennial science fiction
classic. The FLASH GORDON comic strip was created in 1934 by legendary
comic-strip artist Alex Raymond and is still distributed internationally
today by King Features Syndicate.