It might not be the “end” for The Event afterall! NBC’s low rated gimmicky drama was recently canceled by the network, but it looks like a cable company under the NBC Universal family is interested in reviving the series.
The SyFy Channel is in talks to pick up the series and turning it into a mini series event (sorry for the unnecessary pun, but I had to). As with shows in the past, such as The 4400, if the mini series does well it could spinoff into a new regular series. The show has had 22 episodes and stars Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek, Blair Underwood and Laura Innes. It would be very interesting to see how the show would be reshaped for the once “sci-fi” channel and how a much lower production budget would effect the show. Which cast members would return? Would the series take a more supernatural or science fiction turn?
It shouldn’t be too surprising that SyFy is looking at the canceled NBC series. Although I’m shocked that they aren’t gunning for the also canceled V remake. Sure, it was an ABC show, so the rights might be a little tougher (or more expensive to get), but it seems to fit so much better with the SyFy model. And out of the two shows, I think it had the better cast (Lost and Buffy alum in leading roles? Yeah, I’m in) and much more potential (What is The Event anyway?). Fox also canceled the DC Comics adaptation Human Target, while not sci-fi, it could have been a cool fit for the network. Are there any recently cancled shows that you’d love to see revived on Cable? What are they? Sound off in the comments!