Well I’m not quite sure what to think of this news. It appears that David Eick, one of the executive producers for The Sci-Fi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica and NBC’s ill-fated Bionic Woman remake, is in the process of bringing Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliant 2006 sci-fi drama Children of Men to the small screen. He’s currently writing a script for the series pilot, which he says will stay much closer to the source material in the novel by P.D. James.
“It’s really taking root more in the origins of the novels in that it will focus on the cultural movement in which young people become the society’s utter focus… It’s about how, when you don’t have a responsibility to the next generation and you’re free to do whatever you want, where do you draw the line? It’s not really a war show like the movie was. It’s more an exploration of that issue.”
Being a big fan of the movie and the world in which it is set, I’d like to see someone delve more into how society breaks down over time and the various problems that ensue. However, being a big fan of the movie, I know that the TV series could never match the cinematic grandeur of the movie, and I shudder to think how it might turn out when run through the Battlestar Galactica/Bionic Woman filter. On the other hand, it could still be pretty damn cool. I think it goes without saying that solid acting would be absolutely essential. Is this a good idea? Would you watch Children of Men: The TV Series?