Because the future is now:
by Lesley Goldberg
The Borgias fans are getting closure after all.The canceled theJeremy Irons drama after three seasons, the premium cable network announced Monday that creator Neil Jordan‘s script for a two-hour movie follow-up would be released this week as an e-book.
“Breaking #Borgias News! SHOWTIME and THE BORGIAS creator Neil Jordan are excited to announce the release of his new e-book, THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, based on his original script for THE BORGIAS two-hour finale,” the network announced via Twitter. “THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE will be available this week via major e-retailers. We’re thrilled that the series’ loyal fans will have the opportunity to read Neil’s final farewell to one of history’s most infamous families.”
The e-book comes weeks after fans of the period drama sent a message to Showtime entertainment president David Nevins to save the series, using a paid protester and flying a banner over the network’s time at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.
And now TVWriter™’s thought for the day. What’s to keep all of us from publishing our own teleplays and screenplays – you know, the ones that haven’t been produced anywhere because the idiots in charge are, well, idiots – from turning them into ebooks? Think of the potential!