Burn Notice fans will be thrilled to hear that the much talked about movie depicting Sam Axe’s (Bruce Campbell) back-story is finally ready to start shooting next month. With Jeffrey Donovan set to direct, the movie will begin shooting on location in Bogota, Columbia. The two-hour movie will air on USA Network in Spring 2011.
The movie will be a prequel to the Burn Notice series and will be set in late 2005. The premise? After a faction of Columbian rebels make trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) is sent down to advise. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what’s worth fighting for.
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix will write and executive produce. Donovan and Campbell will also serve as executive producers on the Fox Television Studios project alongside Mikkel Bondesen.
Burn Notice continues to be a favorite among viewers. The series was the #1 scripted show on basic cable this past summer ranking in 3.4 million in P25-54, 3.1 million in P18-49 and 7.3 million total viewers.