Clarification on the Amber Benson WB rumour. It has now been confirmed that the showrunner for Global Frequency did want Amber to test for a role and that a WB exec did veto her. However, this veto had nothing to do with her role as Tara. Warren Ellis speaks about these rumours - Simon.
The original rumours that sparked controversy on various boards which have now been clarified.
""Word is that the producer/showrunner of the upcoming comic based TV series Global Frequency has been battling with WB Network executives for weeks in an attempt to get Amber Benson cast as Kate, a new role he created for the series. Apparently, WB refuses to allow him to cast [Amber] in the role... because [she] played a lesbian on Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
This comes from Christopher Golden, so I'm assuming that this news has some weight to it, as opposed to just heresay."
UPDATE: The thread's unfortunately been deleted (but I don't think it was because it wasn't Chris Golden, but perhaps he had second thoughts about posting about it under his name?). The link has been changed to point to another thread that runs along the same lines.
July 20 2004
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