jPod to become CBC comedy


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I have Douglas Coupland’s latest book jPod sitting on my desk at home waiting to be read. I’m a huge fan of his work but have just been putting it off for months with my free time filling up with resumes and work related reading. However now I’ve got a deadline, I need to be done reading the book by January when the author’s television series of the same name will hit the airwaves thanks to the CBC.

Via a bit of CBC self-promotion [cbc]:

The 13-part series will be a look into Vancouver’s video game industry and is scheduled to air on CBC Television in January 2008.

The show’s pilot was produced November 2006 by Larry Sugar and directed by Mike Clattenburg of Trailer Park Boys.

The quirky novel JPod follows the lives of a group of video-game developers as games are created, twisted into a new shape by the marketing department and eventually cancelled without seeing the light of day.

Sounds wonderful, and because it’s the CBC we’ll actually see all 13 episodes instead of three run out of order before the series is cancelled as happens on American network television. Also it has Alan Thicke who I thought maybe was dead or something because he’s been missing in action since the 80s’ ended.

3 Comments so far

  1. Lydia (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    You and your brash statements. Alan Thicke was just hosting a weird “celebrity” version of Iron Chef on NBC a few months ago. Wolfgang Puck was on it.

  2. ron (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

    Makes me think of Killer Whales…

  3. Rod (unregistered) on July 17th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    Excellent. Can’t wait to see this. I picked up the book a couple of weeks ago and burned through it in about two days (I hate when I do that). It’s a great read, though, and it’ll be interesting to see how they adapt it for TV.

    And I’m not saying anything else about the book if you haven’t read it yet, Jeffery.

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