20 August 2008

Will Crusoe succeed on network TV?

Iam asking this question because Crusoe is a period piece. An epic. And those kinds usually air as specials or on cable, not as a regular series. Will it have a hard time gaining an audience?

Crusoe is an adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel, Robinson Crusoe. You do remember this story in high school, don't you? Guy stuck in an undiscovered island for nearly 30 years?

Wikipedia calls it:
Equal parts MacGyver, Castaway and Pirates of the Caribbean, this series is an inspirational tale of survival rife with action and comedy.
The series looks spectacular though. And why wouldn't it? Seems budget was no concern for this. Crusoe was shot in the UK, South Africa and Seychelles.

The series premiere is October 17th.