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Mike Carey’s THE STRANDED to Become a SCI FI Channel Television Pilot

March 20, 2008

When Virgin Comics and SCI FI Channel joined forces last year to create a comic book imprint, our grand mission was to create stories that would not only thrive as comic books, but also as television projects. Well. we’re beyond thrilled to announce that The Stranded, the first SCI FI/Virgin collaboration, has officially been picked up as a 2-hour pilot by SCI FI Channel.

But the REALLY exciting part… Mike Carey, who writes The Stranded comic, has been brought on board to script the pilot! Creating the opportunity for a comic book writer to work on a television project is something we couldn’t be happier about. Mike is equally thrilled and had this to say: “From day one, working on The Stranded has felt like being at a nexus point of creativity. Virgin and SCI FI created the platform, and then supported the book and the creative team through all the stages of development. This feels like something we all own, and we all love. I can’t wait to take it forward to its next incarnation.” We agree!

The third issue of The Stranded hits stores on March 26th. The first two issues are sold out in most comic book stores, but you can still buy them at www.virgincomicsstore.com.

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