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November 12 2008

US move on the cards for BBC's Julie Gardner. Joss met Julie about Ripper, the proposed Giles spin off series, last year. The Guardian reports Julie is set to move to LA next year, reporting into the exec VP of programming and production for BBC Worldwide (the new LA commercial drama wing).

I'm feeling denser than usual this morning..... Is that good news for Ripper or bad?

Would BBC Worldwide be the people who would possibly make 'Ripper'and Julie's move there bring it closer to happening?
Who knows? I think it's nice to have somebody apparently coming to LA -- Jossland -- who a) knows Joss b) has met with him about doing a Giles thing c) wants to work with Joss and d) is a very nice and deeply talented person (I saw her at Comic-Con - she's a doll). (Not an Active).

She's a huge Buffy fan.

[ edited by gossi on 2008-11-12 12:57 ]
Thanks Gossi, that all sounds for the good then. I mean it's still the beeb but LA based.

All the best people are huge Buffy fans. /imho>
This is very cool. Ever since I read this piece about Gardner & Davies loving BTVS/ATS, and that being an influence for TORCHWOOD, I've been waiting to see what else she'd make based on that inspiration. And I really enjoy TORCHWOOD.
Isn't this old news? I thought they announced this after the last season of Dr. Who wrapped.
Who knows? I think it's nice to have somebody apparently coming to LA -- Jossland -- who a) knows Joss b) has met with him about doing a Giles thing c) wants to work with Joss and d) is a very nice and deeply talented person (I saw her at Comic-Con - she's a doll). (Not an Active).

She's a huge Buffy fan.


Hmmm I kind of see this as a blow to the BBC? I see her as a huge asset, wouldn't her leaving BBC (Wales) be a negative thing for British drama?

Also, did she produce Queer as Folk, or was that someone else?
Doctor Who and Torchwood are the only drama related shows I watch on the BBC (throw in Q.I. and Buzzcocks and you have the entire list of ALL I watch on the Beeb) so now that Julie has left the good Doctor behind I doubt that I'd have seen much else from her had she stayed where she was. This move might not make the slightest difference to me, or it might mean that we get movement on the Ripper series. Either way it's at least a good move for Julie, I hope.
Vortigun...from what I can ascertain, she worked with someone who produced or wrote for Queer as Folk. Go to http://www.rtsfutures.org.uk/show_news_stories/184 for the full poop on that.

In any case, I always feel like it's such a tease hearing news like this. They, meaning mostly Joss and Tony, have been toying with the idea of Ripper for years. But it never amounts to anything. On Tony's site it even says something along the lines of they're just waiting for a greenlight. It's been a long wait, and I feel, as I mentioned, a bit frazzled with the tease of it.

On the flip side, I guess I shouldn't be complaining too much. It's not as though Joss isn't hard at work on a new project. So that's definitely something to look forward to. In the mean time, I will just have to console myself with my box sets of Buffy, Firefly, and Angel.
Well, as mentioned before elsewhere, with the news we were having... I'm in the mood for a good tease.

Wednesday is turning up to be a great big beautiful day. :)

Yeah for hope on Ripper!
First Buffyfolk on Doctor Who and Torchwood, now Julie Gardner chatting up Joss about Ripper and coming to Joss Angeles?

:: Boggles ::

Universes... Converging... Brain... Too... Small!

(Because apparently having two universes in one head makes people talk like William Shatner.)
Joss Angeles. I'm so stealing that one, Grotesk.

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