Thursday, January 21, 2010

GeekWeek's I Thought You'd Never Ask: Rick Loverd

In this week's edition of GeekWeek's I Thought You'd Never Ask, Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik sits down with friend and Berserker writer Rick Loverd.

Filip Sablik: What genre or type of show do you think is missing from network television?

Rick Loverd: Ha! It's pretty clear to me that a gritty face-ripping serialized horror show (ideally, with closed-ended 3-4 season storyline) really needs to get made but that the major American networks are too afraid to break their generic programming molds. Just take a look at the success of THE DEAD SET in England and it's obvious that this is a starving market in the US. Shows like LOST and TRUE BLOOD hint and what's possible, but someone needs to get a show on the air with serious edge. Stop living in fear and dive in. It'll be interesting to see what AMC and Frank Darabont can do with WALKING DEAD. I have my fingers crossed for success there because it'll open the door to a sizable audience that wants more. Of course, living up to Kirkman's comics, that's a seriously unenviable task. I'm also intrigued to hear that PUSH may be made into a TV show. We'll see if anyone can fill the void in the next year or two...

To read some more about Rick Loverd, go here.

Source: GeekWeek

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