Green Screen Is Keen: NBC Picks Up Jason and the Argonauts
NBC is has put out a pilot commitment for a new take on Jason and the Argonauts, which would be the first green screen drama developed for primetime.
Media Rights Capital is behind Jason, which comes from Surface alums and exec producers Josh and Jonas Pate, reports Variety. Sanctuary, which has been the most successful launch of a series since Eureka for Sci Fi, is also filmed with green screens, but originally aired on the Web.
MRC recently made news when its two Sunday night CW shows, Easy Money and Valentine were put on production hiatus until their performances are evaluated.
This is NBC's second go-around with this particular Greek myth. The Peacock aired the unrelated Robert Halmi miniseries Jason and the Argonauts, starring Frank Langella and Dennis Hopper, in 2000.
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