I know, I know…
My last post was in August of last year and I’m not proud. My only defense is that I’ve been busy, but it’s a poor one. So, to quickly catch you up, I’m still working on the TV show ‘TIL DEATH. We have three more episodes to shoot and then it’s the end of the season. Fox has aired the first three episodes and the rest of them have been sitting on the shelf. My understanding is that they’re going to start airing at the end of the month at 7:30 on Sunday. You might have trouble finding them, because I think most programming guides list it as “Football Overrun.”
And so it goes…
Also, for what it’s worth, they’re airing episodes from last season (season 3) at 7:00, followed by an episode from the season I worked on (season 4) at 7:30. This strategy will make things pretty much incomprehensible. For instance, Ally, the daughter, will be one actress at 7 pm and then a completely different actress at 7:30, as well as pregnant.
BROTHERS is done. Fox hasn’t officially cancelled it, but the sets are struck and they repainted the soundstage so… there you go. I enjoyed working on the show and I liked the people very much.
As for NIGHTMARE ACADEMY, I first thought I might show you a nice drawing done by a young man named Sam Jarvis:
Nice, huh? Book 3 (MONSTER WAR) will be coming out in the US this summer. July, I think. I get a lot of email wondering about Book 4 — as in, will there be one. Here’s the short answer: I don’t know.
The longer answer is that book 3 completes the trilogy, although, from the start, I had always planned for there to be two trilogies, one that follows the other. MONSTER WAR wraps up many of the threads. You’ll find out what happens to the Fifth, you’ll see what Director Drake is up to, Charlie and his friends will complete one journey and the path will be laid clear for the next one.
However, even though I know the content of the second trilogy, someone has to want to publish it. If someone does, I’ll write it. If not… not. I’ll be sure to let you know when I have some news. And a quick note to my UK fans: I know that the UK edition of MONSTER WAR ends on a little bit of a cliffhanger. The US edition is going to have a bonus chapter that takes place just after the last chapter in the UK edition. It explains some things. I will put that chapter up on my website when MONSTER WAR publishes in the US, so everyone can take a look if they’re interested. It will be free.
As for the movie — no idea. Universal bought the rights, but I’ve heard nothing from them in a while. As always, I’ll be sure to let you know anything when I do.
In other news, I’m working on a couple great new books that I think you’ll like. I’ll have more to say about them at some future point. My wife and kids and I are healthy and reasonably happy. That’s about as much as anyone can ask, isn’t it?
Wishing the same for you…