ABC Picks Up Sci-Fi Mini-Series Impact


ABC has picked up “Impact,” a four-hour sci-fi mini-series about humanity’s efforts to survive after the moon is hit by a meteor and enters into a collision course with Earth.

NBC Universal’s SCI FI Channel took second-window rights to the mini, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment acquired video rights.

The $14 million mini is produced by Germany’s Tandem Communications, Hollywood-based Jaffe/Braunstein Entertainment and Canada’s Muse Entertainment Enterprises.

Directed by Michael J. Rohl (“Smallville,” “Supernatural”), “Impact” stars David James Elliott (“JAG”), Natasha Henstridge (“Eli Stone”), Steven Culp (“Desperate Housewives”) and James Cromwell (W.).