POSTED MARCH 4, 2005
Nail In The Coffin? Josh Hopkins Joins Pepper Dennis
much confirming that the Global Frequency TV series project
is dead, Josh Hopkins, who played "Sean Ronin"
in the doomed pilot, has signed on for the new WB pilot Pepper
Dennis stars Rebecca Romijn as a Chicago-based TV reporter.
It is speculated that Hopkins plays Charlie Bishop, a new anchor
at the station that Romijn's character had a past with. If the
pilot is successful, it could become a regular series... but
then again, of course, that's what we hoped for Global Frequency,
POSTED NOVEMBER 1, 2004
WB Passes On Global Frequency
this point we have no confirmation from any official sources,
so our apologies if this could be completely wrong... but it
seems that the "sure thing" of a March 2005 launch
for Global Frequency may not happen after all, as we
are hearing that the WB has passed on making Global Frequency
beyond the series pilot.
hope this rumor is untrue, and of course, we will be posting
more when and if we hear anything more solid.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2004
Global Frequency Trade Paperback Collection Coming Dec.
second collection of the Global Frequency graphic novel
series, collecting issues #7-12, will be hitting stores in December.
Here's how DC Comics describes the book:
FREQUENCY: DETONATION RADIO TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Lee Bermejo, Simon Bisley, Tomm Coker, Gene Ha, Jason
Pearson, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story
Cover by Brian Wood
concluding volume includes issues #7-12 of the highly acclaimed
maxiseries that's soon to be a series on the WB!
the streets of Los Angeles to the sewers below New York City,
Global Frequency is always watching. There are 1,001 people
on the Frequency - from 16-year-old computer experts to retired
police detectives - and each one brings their own unique abilities
to the GF table. Each mission is coordinated at GF central
by Aleph, who dispatches the appropriate agents at the behest
of Miranda Zero, founder and overseer of the Frequency. Together,
all these pieces form one concise unit whose goal is simple:
to save the day when all hope is lost!
fact that they say "soon to be a series on the WB"
is very reassuring that things are going well with the GF
pilot. (We still haven't heard anything!) This collection is
great as it offers some backstory for characters like Aleph
as well as having some all around great material.
will post Amazon.com ordering information when it becomes available.
In the meantime, why not tell your local comic book store managers
you'd be interested in him ordering a copy for you?
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2004
"I Really Never Expected It To Be Done This Damn Well"
one or two of the blog entries
of GF graphic novel creator Warren Ellis were lost and
delayed in cyberspace for the week. In a recently posted entry,
Ellis talks about an "actual Global Frequency moment"
that he witnessed last week:
those who know the book: yesterday I watched Jenni pull out
her GF phone and answer it with: "955." Your actual
Global Frequency Moment. And, a few minutes later, using her
phone to scan a document. Carrying the GF operative's case
with the logo embossed on the side. The logo I remember first
creating and sketching out in a pub with a ballpoint pen I
stole from the barmaid.
a strange feeling.
really never expected it to be done this damn well."
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2004
Ellis Has Left The Building; Graphic Novel Sequel Coming?
journey of GF graphic novel creator Warren Ellis. at
the set of Global Frequency is coming to a close. "Hello
and goodbye to the cast and crew -- whom, I've learned over
the last few days, are all reading the blog. I have had a hell
of a lot of fun, and it's all down to you people and your kindness.
With your talent and a little bit of luck, we'll all be back
here next year, making the best television show of the year,"
he said in his online
closed with two interesting comments - one, that he needs to
start thinking about a sequel to the Global
novel series, this time "featuring Jenni and Josh's
characters" (referring to the characters of Dr. Finch and
Sean Ronin); and two, that "I think the second thing Nelson
McCormick said to me was, 'I love TRANSMET. We should do that
as an HBO series'..." referring to Transmetropolitan,
the series created by Ellis with still-underrated-but-one-of-the-best-in-the-field
artist Darick Robertson.
has of course posted more images from the GF set, so,
by all means, check out his blog.
Central Ops Revealed!
unfinished look at the GF Central Operations set can now be
found at the "Die
Puny Humans" blog of GF graphic novel creator Warren
vast and clever and real. This isn't Birds
of Prey, you know what I mean? They're going to email
me shots of the complete set with Aleph's consoles next week.
But just walking around this thing... it's the amplification
of the work that I never thought of," Ellis said in the
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2004
On-Set Photos and Blogging...
Ellis is still updating "Die
Puny Humans" blog and posting more photos from the
Global Frequency set. Click
here to see.
has apparently been a busy guy up there. He's already been interviewed
by Entertainment Weekly, so keep an eye out for that,
and it sounds like it's been a pretty good production up there.
the top left of this article you can find a picture of half
a human body, which of course will likely be accompanied by
a lot of special effects. Hopefully he won't kill us for sharing,
but, there will be a lot more like this when you visit his blog!
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2004
Puny Humans" blog of Warren Ellis tells of many
of his adventures so far on the Global Frequency set.
it for the whole details (be warned: the blog is not for
all ages!), but here are a few tidbits that may interest you:
will be a scene of Jenni Baird and Josh Hopkins, as Kae and
Sean, chasing guest actor Brian Jensen in an underground car
says that Hopkins is "dryly funny," and Jenni Baird
is "every boy's TV crush."
shares that "confidence is high," and "good
work is being done and everyone knows it." Very good
signs for this project...
Baird does not yet know about slash fiction. This will be
a fun experience...
Ellis has done an interview for the show's Electronic Press
Kit. (We want one!)
script details revealed by Ellis: "In the script, Rogers
has combined the Russian sleeper agent with the rotting implant
in his head with the guy from my PLANETARY/THE
BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH book who's causing his immediate
environment to shift in and out of the laws of physics."
blog also has some photos from the set, like the one accompanying
this article. It sounds like TV success is being made!
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2004
Warren Ellis Comics To TV Soon?
In The Gutters" comic book gossip column has posted
that the Warren Ellis-written comic series Mek and
Storm Warning may be headed to a TV screen near you.
Ellis, for those of you not paying attention, is the man who
created Global Frequency. Either way, Warren Ellis himself
has said on his mailing list several weeks ago that there may
be a "TV Thing That Is Not Global Frequency" in the
future, so hopefully we'll hear soon enough what it will be.
that anyone asked, but the Warren Ellis series we'd most
like to see on the screen would be Planetary
which, according to Comics2Film,
was up for a TV development years ago.
POSTED AUGUST 7, 2004
Likely Not The TV Series Logo...
of the WB's press sites has released this logo artwork for Global
Frequency. Warren Ellis recently commented in his blog that
he preferred the logo used on the printed series, and we tend
to agree with him.
it seems that this logo was simply created as a place holder,
and is very likely *not* the final logo that will appear on
the series, should everything go well and it will launch in
early 2005. We'll keep you updated.
POSTED AUGUST 4, 2004
From Warren Ellis...
Frequency comic creator Warren Ellis has spoken again on
Signal mailing list. He will be visiting the set of the
pilot, and is "looking forward to seeing if she gets the
has also revealed that the second collection of the Global
Frequency comic series is due later this year. The title
will be "Detonation Radio." "And if the pilot
gets aired and we go to series -- and the production has hired
writers already -- I guess I better start thinking seriously
about the sequel again," he revealed to his readers.
POSTED JULY 24, 2004
Baird, You Are On The Global Frequency
actress Jenni Baird has signed on as Dr. Katrina Finch
in the Global Frequency TV pilot, as revealed by executive
producer John Rogers at the Wildstorm panel at the Comic Con
International in San Diego.
to the Internet Movie Database, Jenni graduated from the Western
Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Performance in 1999.
Her previous credits include the Australian series Metropolis,
Crash Palace, and All Saints.
Comic Con News!
Warren Ellis To Write Episode, 13 Episodes To
Start In March, Buffy, Teen Titans Alums Sign On
news revealed at the Wildstorm panel at the Comic Con International
in San Diego...
episodes are planned for a midseason launch, likely to begin
in March 2005.
whole idea of "anyone can be on the Global Frequency"
will be abundantly clear. "Every episode we're gonna
grab somebody," John Rogers teased. But, not everyone
will survive, of course. "I've told all the actors, their
death scene's in the envelope. One of things we don't have
in American TV is suspense," Rogers said.
big names are signed on to write for Global Frequency.
David Slack (Teen Titans), Diego Gutierrez (Buffy),
and Ben Edlund (Angel) are all on board. Global Frequency
creator Warren Ellis will be writing "at least one"
in the first season, and Ben Edlund is writing Episode 3.
Warren is also approving all of the stories.
Garcia, who plays Aleph, is multilingual, which will come
in handy as the series is truly a global affair.
POSTED JULY 22, 2004
On That Amber Benson Thing...
reported yesterday here at GF @ KryptonSite, there have been
rumors circulating on Buffy
fan sites as well as the Global
Frequency forum alleging that Amber Benson, the
popular actress who played Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
tried out for the Dr. Kate Finch role on Global Frequency
but "was turned down by the network because she played
a lesbian witch on Buffy."
Ellis, creator of the Global Frequency comic series,
addressed the rumors on his Bad Signal mailing list, before
resigning to it as "presumably released into the wild by
someone with an axe or two to grind." But for a much more
solid answer from someone who is involved with the casting process,
we've heard from executive producer/show developer John Rogers,
who took a moment to go on record about where things stand:
I believe there's a misunderstanding, but no rash decisions
based on previous roles. I still love Amber; I'm the one who
approached her, I'm the one who brought her in, I think she's
a helluva an actress, and will always drop her into the top
of the casting list for any appropriate part. Until we finalize
casting on the part in GF -- and please note the process is
STILL ONGOING -- it's inappropriate for me to comment further.
It's the pilot process: it's horrendously complicated and
unpleasant for all concerned. So far we've gotten insanely
lucky on our casting, and I can only pray our luck continues.
just want the fans to know I respect their concerns, respect
their affection for a fine actress, and I'm trying to make
a show that speaks to them, which is why Amber would be the
type of actress considered in the first place."
there, friends, you have it. Pass along the good word, and hopefully
we'll hear who is playing Dr. Finch shortly. And of course,
we here at GF @ KryptonSite do hope to see Amber Benson on Global
Frequency at some point.
POSTED JULY 20, 2004
Hopkins, You Are On The Global Frequency
Hopkins, who recently finished a story arc on FOX's North
Shore, has landed the part of new character Sean Ronin in
the Global Frequency TV pilot.
who is 33, also had recurring roles on Jack and Jill, Cold
Case, and Ally McBeal.
Hollywood North Report lists Global Frequency as beginning
production on August 9.
POSTED JULY 15, 2004
Zero is Now Cast
"Miranda Zero" in the Global Frequency pilot
will be Michelle Forbes of Star Trek: The Next Generation
and Homicide fame. Already a star with a large following,
Forbes should turn out to be a popular choice to bring the leader
of the Global Frequency organization to life.
series pilot will be filming next month in Vancouver. Look for
more information soon!
and Burnett get a gold star once again," Warren Ellis said
to fans on his Bad
Signal mailing list about the news.
Garcia is Aleph!
second Global Frequency casting detail to come out today:
Aimee Garcia (All
About The Andersons, Greetings From Tuscon, American Family)
been cast in the role of Aleph.
Garcia made her professional stage debut at the very young age
of seven. She's been a part of the WB "family" for
two series before, but hopefully third time will be the charm.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2004
Pilot "Currently Auditioning and Casting"
Frequency creator Warren Ellis said in an update to the
Signal mailing list today that the GF pilot project is still
"currently auditioning and casting."
post more information as it becomes available. (And if anyone
reading knows anything and would like to give anonymous tips,
where to find us!)
POSTED JUNE 23, 2004
Characters Being Cast For Global Frequency Pilot
information has gone out for the characters that will interact
with Aleph, Miranda Zero, Sean, and Kate in the Global Frequency
fifteen roles have had information going out, including informants,
scientists, agents, military men, and more. Click
here for a new spoiler or two!
POSTED JUNE 11, 2004
Frequency Casting Spoilers
sides have gone out for several roles in the WB's Global Frequency
read the details (which are of course subject to change between
now and actual airing), click
Noveck and John Rogers Interviewed At CBR
Comics' Senior Vice President of Media Development Gregory Noveck
and John Rogers, the screenwriter and producer who is developing
Global Frequency for television, both were recently interviewed
in an article at Comic Book Resources where they talked about
the show and its genesis.
Mark Burnett, who is the creator of Survivor and The
Apprentice, made a deal with Warner Brothers Television,"
Gregory Noveck told CBR News. "Warner Brothers Television
was looking for properties for him. Somewhere in the mix he
came across Global Frequency and they put it together
and brought in John Rogers. I think John was already a fan of
it actually. Basically it was one of those things that came
together. They sold it to the WB when everyone realized what
a great comic it was and what an excellent writer and sort of
team it makes with Mark and John Rogers."
Rogers heard about the show possibly coming to television, he
had to become involved. "Friends of mine were representing
it as a feature project, when Warner Bros. relocated it to the
TV side. Now, I started in TV, I just hadn't done it for a while,
focusing on features. I was such a huge fan of the book; I went
in hat in hand and asked if I could run it. Nicely enough, the
presentation I gave answered some very specific issues they'd
faced in developing the show. Combined with my genial crankiness
and experience adapting comics with some small success, it seemed
like a safe bet to let me take a run at it," he told the
what did the creator of the Global Frequency comic series,
Warren Ellis, think of the script? "Warren saw the draft
before anyone else," said Rogers. "I was dreading
his response. He was very happy with it -- he almost seemed
disappointed that I'd deprived him of another reason to hate
television -- and I've integrated every idea of his I can into
both the pilot and the series. It all sticks pretty closely
to the book, so it's not too much of a challenge."
article talks a bit in detail about how they plan to approach
Global Frequency for television, in comparison to the
comic, and is a fascinating look into the development of the
the link for much more.
Frequency creator Warren Ellis has been giving some updates
on the Global Frequency TV project on his "Bad Signal"
mailing list. There he's done some talking about the production,
and has revealed that filming will begin in Vancouver in August
Ellis has also recently noted that the Global
trade paperback from DC Comics is soon to go into a second
printing, in case you want to read what the fuss is about!
here to subscribe to "Bad Signal"
WB's Description Of Global Frequency
WB Network has announced Global Frequency as one of the
shows that may be available for Midseason (i.e., early 2005)
launch on their network. Here's the description they released.
Keep in mind, there may be spoilers:
on the suspenseful and action-packed graphic novel franchise,
"Global Frequency" marks the dramatic television debut
of successful producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The
Apprentice"). The Global Frequency is an independent, illegal,
covert intelligence agency determined to prevent international
politics from undermining the security of the global community.
Led by the former NSA agent Miranda Zero, GF is everywhere and
nowhere and it's mankind's best defense against everything
that occurs outside our peripheral vision. This marvel of brains
and machinery is hacked into every satellite, mainframe, cell
phone and database across the globe. With the help of her central
command dispatcher, the feisty but brilliant Aleph, Zero is
just a phone call away from tapping anyone anywhere to volunteer
their skills to help save the world. GF's newest "recruit,"
suspended cop Sean Ronin, is paired with introverted Kate Finch,
a mastermind of the scientific inner workings of the covert
network. The most original conspiracy saga since "The X-Files,"
"Global Frequency" shows us that one person can make
a difference in the battle against the dangers of the modern
world. From Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. and Cloudbreak
Entertainment with writer/executive producer John Rogers (upcoming
film "Catwoman," "The Core") and director
Nelson McCormick ("Alias," "Third Watch").
Credits: The Core, Catwoman, Jackie Chan Adventures
Producer/Creator of Global Frequency
Credits: (Comics) Global Frequency, Planetary, The Authority,
Excalibur, Transmetropolitan, Iron Man, Ocean, Ultimate Fantastic
Credits: Survivor, The Casino
Credits: Teen Titans, Jackie Chan Adventures, Max Steel
Credits: Angel, Firefly, The Tick
Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek
Credits: Alias, Third Watch
Frequency is currently being cast with a pilot scheduled to
shoot in August 2004
Forbes as Miranda Zero
Credits: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide: Life on
Garcia as Aleph
Credits: All About The Andersons, Greetings From Tuscon
Hopkins as Sean Flynn
Credits: Ally McBeal, North Shore, Jack and Jill, Cold Case
Baird as Kate Finch
Credits: All Saints, Crash Palace, Metropolis
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