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 Post subject: TV Show Excitement?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:51 am 
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Three or so different people from different groups of friends all linked me to articles about (possibly, it seems for-real) upcoming TV show remake of the Chronicles of Amber.

I can't imagine nobody who checks this forum has heard about it -- but are we excited about it? (I am!)

Though I'm not sure how I feel about it being under the auspices of the creator of the Walking Dead. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... les-912132


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 Post subject: Re: TV Show Excitement?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Thanks for posting this. Mind you, we've seen things like this in the past, proposals for both movie and tv adaptations, and of course nothing has ever come of them, but it is interesting.

For my own part, few indeed are the F/SF books/series that have survived conversion to TV format without sacrificing a large part of what made them special in the first place. That said, it would probably boost interest in the series and even the game, and maybe reinvigorate the community here, and that would be a great thing.


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 Post subject: Re: TV Show Excitement?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:51 pm 
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I guess I look at it this way:
1. Some Amber is better than no Amber.
2. Kirkman has a proven track record to be able to create a series for TV.

I'm enthusiastic about the whole thing. I expect that they will do things differently than what I see in my mind, but that's okay. As far as I can tell, the entire Amber franchise is slowly dying and needs some sort of influx of enthusiasm or it will vanish entirely. The books are hardly in print, the RPG is hard to find, and message board discussion of Amber has fallen to nearly zero. Heck, I'll bet that a lot of younger gamers don't even know much about Zelazny and many have never read his books. (Heck, Roger died just a few days after my daughter was born and she just turned 21.)

A TV series is bound to get folks curious about the books and interested in the setting again.

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I think, for this to be valid, casting is going to have to be spot on. Writing can be TV standard variations on what Z wrote, without causing too much trouble, but without good casting, it'll fall flat.

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Sadly, it's nearly a year since the announcement with little follow-up to be found anywhere online. I know that it takes a while to develop a TV series, but some nuggets of "here's what we are up to" would be nice. :(

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