Topless Robot directs our attention to a trailer for Slingers, a sci-fi/heist TV show that does not exist.
They’re hoping to make a pilot soon.
I think the commenters at Topless Robot sum up the show’s options pretty aptly:
- “Fox will buy it, It will be great, it will get cancelled.”
- “This show belongs on Sy Fy, at least they’d give it three seasons or so before canceling it at the top of its ratings for being too expensive to make.”
- “Just leave Hollywood out of it, I say. Let the Brits make it and we’ll get it a few months later via BBC America.”
- “But to be realistic; here’s why it will fail; it looks to be a smart, well-written sci-fi show with cult-like appeal while hitting the right main-stream demographics. And we all know, in a world of injustice (Jon & Kate plus 8, Wife Swap, and every Law & Order spin off) that does not bode well for smart-TV (Arrested Development, Firefly, Futurama).”
This reminds me of the campaign to save Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse before the show even aired. Maybe someone should start a two-pronged campaign to get this made into a show and then not cancel it.