ABC presses 'Flash Forward'
On Friday (May 8), the network gave a 13-episode order to "Flash Forward," which is based on the Robert J. Sawyer novel and stars Joseph Fiennes.
The "Flash Forward" pick-up is on the early side, with ABC's upfront presentation still over a week away, but it was also considered a forgone conclusion since the network had already begun viral advertising for the series with "Lost."
The series focuses on the aftermath of a worldwide event in which everybody blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a series of mysterious visions.
David Goyer directed the "Flash Forward" pilot and co-wrote it with Brandon Braga. With Braga off working on "24," Goyer will stay on as showrunner along with Marc Guggenheim ("Eli Stone"), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This is ABC's second early pickup of the pre-upfronts season, following the ensemble comedy "Modern Family."
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