2012 director Roland Emmerich told Entertainment Weekly that a TV version of his upcoming disaster movie is already in development. Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) is on board to executive produce.
[Spoilers about the movie ahead!]
“The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster,” Emmerich told the magazine. “It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating.”
Emmerich added that he thinks the show “will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats… maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving.”
EW says that Gordon is rumored to be in talks with ABC for the disaster drama. Gordon said: “After the movie, there are some people who survive and the question is how will these survivors build a new world and what will it look like. That might make an interesting TV series.”