If you have been living under a rock, then you don’t know that my favorite show from this past year, indeed one of my favorite shows ever, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been picked up for next season by FOX. You may also not know that Brian Austin Green has been set as a series regular now as well. So to talk about that great set of news, Josh Friedman, creator & executive producer, talked with reporters, including yours truly, about last season and the plans for next season! So check out what he had to say below.
I got to ask the very first question! I asked Josh what he went through, in terms of logistics & other things in order to get the show picked up for a second season.
I think what we did is pretty much what’s standard on all shows. It’s an opportunity for the studio and the network and the production team to sit down and sort of talk about the show and kind of look at what we did right, what we did wrong, and kind of how we would keep doing the right things and stop doing the wrong things.
We went in and we made a presentation to Kevin Reilly and his team. We kind of have a conversation about the direction we want to go. And in this case we actually, about six weeks ago, the writing team was all brought back on to start working on episodes. So even though we didn’t have the official pickup, we were being paid to start working and generate stuff so that when the pickup came we would be basically, on schedule for a fall debut.