The Following: promo

By David Knox on September 15, 2012 / Filed Under News 13

In June Nine revealed a bunch of titles it would premiere in 2012:

Treasure Island,
The Following,
Golden Boy,
Parade’s End.

It’s not clear if it will still follow through on these, but here’s another glimpse of The Following.

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  1. HardcorePrawn September 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm -

    While I appreciate that Nine (or any other network for that matter) will look to the US to assess how a show performs, it does strike me as odd that they’re unwilling to take a risk and fast track a new show before the illegal downloaders can get to it; or at the very least, have a little faith in the shows that they’ve bought!
    I think that the BBC’s process of putting a show on one of the less-watched channels to prove itself first, then promote it to the main channel if a hit, or leave it as if only moderately successful, would work well here.
    However, it seems as though the commercial networks here are just desperate for every show to be an instant hit, and are unwilling to look after the growers.

  2. David Knox September 17, 2012 at 11:19 am -

    All networks look to see how a show performs in the US. They would be mad not to. Networks also have output deals with studios that tend to come in cycles with good content / average content.

  3. HardcorePrawn September 17, 2012 at 11:14 am -

    I find that Nine will now only broadcast a show once it’s proved itself in the US or elsewhere. I’ve lost count of the amount of shows that they’ve plugged, only for them to never be screened after they’ve not been a massive runaway success in their country of production.
    Of course, when a show is deemed a hit elsewhere, and Nine does decide to show it, a large chunk of the audience have already downloaded it or bought the DVD.
    It seems to me that Nine don’t have reliable buyers, either they’re buying up duds, or just picking up the cheap stuff because it’s all they can afford.

  4. max September 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm -

    Should know by now that a Nine promotion for a new US series just means “Go find this show somewhere else”.

  5. webgurl September 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm -

    Arrow is a definite because Channel 9 sent crew to the set to film interviews etc.

    I haven’t heard word when it premieres here, but it premieres on Oct 10 in the US. I’d love it to be fast-tracked.

    I saw the pilot episode at a convention in Canada. It was fantastic. Great action, sprinkled with a bit of humour, which was surprising but well done.

    I also saw the pilot episode of Revolution but wasn’t impressed with that.


  6. Sydney2K September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm -

    That’s a good point- did the ABC pass over Parade’s End? I thought the ABC had first dibs on the BBC’s drama offerings. Only thing I can think of is that this is an BBC/Nine co-production.

  7. TasTVcameraman September 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm -

    Probably show four episodes and can it like they did with “Dallas”, I will wait for the DVD like I am doing with Dallas. Will not watch Nine unless it is very good movie and then if it is I will have probably seen it at the movies.
    David is Seven still in the deal with MGM/UA and their vast film library ?

  8. Secret Squirrel September 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm -

    About the only thing you can be sure about is that if Nine promises a decent overseas show for later in the year, it will not be be shown until the following year, if you’re lucky. Since it won’t even be appearing on Fox until Jan 2013 I think I can safely presume that it won’t be on Nine in 2012.

    The only question is whether they’ll follow Ten’s lead and fast-track it. Given their treatment of other programs, we can possibly be grateful that the lead isn’t someone who used to be in Friends.

  9. christa September 15, 2012 at 10:24 am -

    Parade’s End is the show with Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t it? I really thought ABC would of aired it instead :(

  10. JB September 15, 2012 at 8:49 am -

    The Following is going to be a mid-season series in the US. So that’s prob a January premiere. If Nine promised to air in 2012, well they’ll fail already. Really looking forward to The Following. Doubt Nine will fast track in 2013 anyway.

  11. squareyes September 15, 2012 at 8:03 am -

    Nine has been promoting Arrow. Not sure how it will go. Will probably be treated the same as Smallville.

  12. Nate September 15, 2012 at 7:09 am -

    In the case of the Following, its a case of 9 promising in June, something that they knew in May they couldn’t deliver in 2012.

    Which begs the question why they included it in the press release in the first place?

  13. MuchoTB September 15, 2012 at 5:11 am -

    It doesn’t air until January on FOX!! This is a midseason show. There’s no way Nine will air this in 2012

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