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May 13, 2008

Peter Fonda in New America

It's a new SF show, it's on (and made by?) the Sci-Fi Channel and it's got Peter Fonda in it. Really? Yes.

Peter Fonda has joined the cast of SCI FI Channel's upcoming two-hour pilot Revolution, about a planet colonized by humans, Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming, told SCI FI Wire.

Oscar nominee Fonda plays the patriarch grandfather of the Hart family, which has taken over "New America," a planet 50 light-years from Earth. The pilot also stars Billy Campbell, David Smith, Steve Sandvoss, Brooklyn Sudano and Rowena King.

New America is a colony settled by the "United State of America" on a planet resembling our own. The pilot centers on the Hart family, one of the founding families of New America.

Could be decent, could be rubbish. Not much detail on the actual plot (rather than the concept).

Via Dave


I'm a little worried about the emphasis their placing on the "frontier" elements of this because I really don't think we need another western in space.

Or perhaps I'm reading too much into a very brief description.