September 24, 2009
Today is the premiere of the new ABC television series, FlashForward. ABC has built this show up to be its LOST replacement, and because of that, some friends and I have already created a podcast dedicated to this show. Our theory is that most TV show podcasts come out a couple of years into a series - after the show has become a hit. So, because of the investment ABC is making in this show, we are trying a "first to market" strategy, gambling in hopes that, if the show does well, we'll be in the driver's seat in terms of fan podcasts for the show. So far, the strategy seems to be working. We've already got the attention of the writing staff of the show, and have even set up an interview with Quenton Peeples, the executive story editor of FlashForward for tomorrow, to talk about the premiere.
I've read the Robert Sawyer book that the show is being adapted from and it's a terrific premise. Check out the show for yourself tonight at 8/7 Central on ABC. And if you like it, go to iTunes and check out our Flash Forcast podcast.