Well The Event concluded its first season last night, and by the lack of support I received on Twitter and Facebook – I’m seriously wondering if I was the only one who was watching and loving this series? Or do I just need new friends? Sure, I’ll admit there was a lull in the middle of the season – but last night’s finale more than made up for it.
If you’re a die-hard fan of The Event like myself, you’ll be glad to know there is still hope. There is a rumored deal with Netflix for Season Two, which I would speculate would be shorter than Season One just to save on production costs. Though nothing is considered to be anything more than rumor and speculation at this point.
Netflix will be offering original programming in the future, so it’s possible that this deal could actually go through. According to Deadline.com, there are actually talks in the works.
“Talks are underway with at least one distribution partner to take over the serialized drama. The Event executive producer Steve Stark wouldn’t comment, but I hear new original programming player Netflix’s name tossed around.”
If it wasn’t seriously being considered, I’d consider it almost cruel for the producers and cast members to be getting our hopes up as well with comments and tweets like this:
“You guys have been amazing in support of The Event. The future of the show is still uncertain — outside the fact that we know NBC has not picked it up for the Fall schedule. That said, tonight will be the last episode of the first season. Tune in tonight at 9/8C on NBC. Hope you like it!” – Blair Underwood (On Facebook)
“To our amazing fans, our time on NBC may be over, but we are working hard to find a new home that shares our collective enthusiasm” – Ian Anthony Dale (Twitter)
Just to throw in my two-cents, series like The Event need time to evolve. It had a complex backstory that was going to take time to set up, hence the lull middle of the season. Not to mention the mid-season pause for the train-wreck that was known as The Cape. Also, Monday night was not the night for this series.
The Event did have a few things in its corner though, one of which was an incredible story (or so it appeared from the last third of Season One). When I spoke with the producers and writers last year at Comic Con, they told me they had a five year plan for the series. They knew exactly where they were going, and all the milestones they were going to hit in the process – something that I’m still not entire sure we had with Lost as we wondered through that weird 3rd Season. But The Event did fill a void of must-see sci-fi television for many Lost-loving fans, myself included.
I’ll keep you posted as soon as there is definite word on the future of The Event, until then – I hope fans will join me in showing support for the series and tweeting and commenting on it wherever you can!
Your Pop Culture Junkie,