by: Maggie Loyal
Fox has given a pilot production commitment to GLOBAL FREQUENCY. Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape) is adapting the series from Warren Ellis’ twelve-issue graphic novel. Set in the present day, the sci-fi the series follows The Global Frequency, an independent, covert intelligence/crime-fighting organization headed by a former intelligence agent that uses a worldwide crowd-sourcing network to solve crimes the police cannot. Jerry Bruckheimer is set to executive produce the series for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV. Jonathan Littman, Ellis, and O’Bannon are also onboard as executive producers with KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing.
This is the third time networks have taken a stab at Global Frequency. Back in 2005 Mark Burnett and the WB made a go of it, and the CW tried again in 2009, but that script never made it the pilot stage. We’ll have to wait and see if Bruckheimer can finally bring Frequency to the screen.
O’Bannon is repped by WME.