Battlestar Galactica Producer Developing Children of Men: The TV Series


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?

  • Hell yes, I would watch it. The movie is my favorite movie of the last 5 years, probably, but I would still support a TV version of it. Now, if it sucks as much as Bionic Women did (which was mostly because of the casting, I thought) then I’d stop watching but I’d love to see them take a stab.

  • Sounds like the usual male fantasy show.

  • I’m with you Sean, I loved the world that was created and I’d be up for seeing more stories set in it. I’m definitely interested.

  • iris

    i loved children of men and would love to see how they interpreted it for television.

  • I’d love to see this done with the utmost class and care (HBO?) Great world, great concept.

    The bionic woman guys involvement is a bit worrisome.

  • The movie was my favorite of 2006 (beating out Slither for the top slot on my “best of” list), but since this won’t be directly connected to the film I’ve got no idea what to expect. All I can say is that it will have to be at least as good as the movie, otherwise it will do nothing more than live in it’s shadow. I’ll give it a chance.