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October 02 2010

Buffy Season 8 writer Brian K. Vaughan is working on a new pilot for Fox. It's called "Smokers", and is being developed in conjunction with Sam Raimi's production company.

It's Vaughan, not Vaughn. I'm a big fan of BKV, so I'm excited about what he'll come up with!
Finally some news on what he's been doing all this time!
This sounds like a cool concept.

Given that it's a FOX pilot, if it makes to series, I give it 8 episodes before cancellation.
On a purely selfish level, I thought I wanted BKV to go back to comics. Then I read "working-class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space" and now I think I might be having palpitations.
I sincerely hope there will be at least one character who is a heavy smoker on this show. Feels like a bit of a wasted title otherwise.
Oh, I hope this makes it to series!
I forget, is there an actual ban against smoking now on network TV or is it the companies themselves seriously pushing the shows away from it?

I used to really love BKV's comic work and missed any news of him when he basically dropped off the face of the internet (either before joining or after leaving Lost).
My first thought was of the film "District 9". I liked that film, and going by that description, I should like this series. For all of the three episodes that it'll air.

...Too early?
I blame the article for my misspelling....
I know I'm late but God am I excited. I haven't seen any of Vaughan's work on Lost (I haven't seen much of Lost at all, in a few months I'll just buy the complete thing and devour it in a few weeks) but his comic Y: The Last Man is AMAZING. It's my favorite comic, by far. Others are deeper, more literary, smarter (Sandman, ect.) but The Last Man is by far the one I read the most, the one I always lend to friends who have never read a graphic novel to get them into the genre. Ex Machina by him is also great, although not as good as Y. Still, it's amazing. Runaways is more problamatic (even while he was still writing it) But again, I adore it. I can't wait for this.

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