London, United Kingdom, December 07, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Sci-fi show ‘Slingers’ has driven a fan frenzy on the internet after the sizzle (a type of trailer created for buyers) was found online.
The show, scheduled for production in 2010, was linked to by high-profile bloggers like award-winning comic book writer Warren Ellis, John Rogers (writer/creator of US hit TV show ‘Leverage’), and Duncan Jones (director of the critically acclaimed Moon), generating tens of thousands of views and 100's of comments across blogs and Twitter within 24 hours.
Positive response to the three minute teaser has been overwhelming with Ellis, who’s ‘Global Fequency’ is currently being adapted for TV and comic ‘Red’ is being made into a film starring Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, announced ‘Slingers’ as “Your your new favourite TV show”.
Similarly Rogers blogged “What's that, Leverage fans? You like our show, but wish it had more robots? Slingers is coming your way!”
With fans desperate to find out when the show will be available and which networks will be screening, Toby Moores, CEO Sleepydog, could only confirm “Shooting for the pilot is scheduled for late 2010 and the advice from the networks we’ve spoken to has been to go straight to series”.
‘Slingers’ is a 22 episode sci-fi show from Sleepydog productions directed by Steve Barron and starring British actor Sean Pertwee. The show is described as ‘Ocean’s 11 set in space’ and the pilot is scheduled to be filmed in 2010.
For further information visit http://www.sleepydog.net/tvproduction/slingers/
Sleepydog develops content and licensing projects in multiple media formats.
Started in 1997 licensing IP and multimedia content to the mobile sector, in 2004 the company secured the world’s first blanket music licence for games and created the BAFTA winning game Buzz. The Music Quiz in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
After a recent move into TV Sleepydog has developed Slingers, a sci-fi show which will be produced as an international co-production in 2010.
Sleepydog’s media philosophy includes facilitating audiences to become co-creators of content - an idea they’ve developed via their not-for-profit initiative Amplified.