Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

According to The Hollywood Reporter …

by Rob - April 24th, 2009.
Filed under: FlashForward.

I neither confirm nor deny this rumour, but The Hollywood Reporter had an article yesterday that said this:

ABC is so excited about its new project Flash Forward the network has plans to start marketing the show before its even officially ordered a series.

When viewers tune in for the 100th episode of Lost next week [on Wednesday, April 29, 2009], they will be served an extra dose of mystery. Sources said ABC will launch a stealth promo campaign for Flash during the episode …

The mystery [ad] spots will in fact be for Flash … Promoting a new show for next season in April — a program that hasn’t even been formerly announced yet — is extremely unusual.

Based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel, Flash starring Joseph Fiennes, chronicles the aftermath of a global event in which everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future.

The full Hollywood Reporter article is here.

Note to Canadian viewers: remember to watch a US feed for Lost (from an American ABC affiliate), not the Canadian broadcast by CTV, or you won’t see the Flash Forward promo(s) … if, in fact, there are any.

Oh, and in the nice coincidence department, Lost‘s hundredth episode airs on April 29 — which happens to be my birthday. :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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