Bruce Boxleitner Wants Back In The Sci-Fi Saddle With A Steampunk Series
Although he has been acting for a very long time Bruce Boxleitner is probably best known for his role as Sheridan in Babylon 5 and his title role in the classic sci-fi movie Tron. There hasn’t been a lot of news from him since his Babylon 5 days but he looks to be changing that with a series proposal called Lantern City.
The interesting part about this is that this won’t be your standard sci-fi with space ships and aliens but rather it will originate from the world of steampunk. The idea is still in development and Boxleitner is hoping that he will find a network that will be willing to run with the idea.
There is already an official website for the series but in the mean time here’s the official description of the series idea:
It combines first-rate storytelling, innovative production design, and a rich world that fans will fall in love with. Even though it will blend great science fiction with dynamic storylines, at its heart the show asks two questions: how far would you go to be with the person you love and what lengths would you go to in order to survive?
Lantern City highlights the steampunk genre to create a one-of-a-kind television experience. Other properties have had Steampunk elements, but this is the first mainstream television show to proudly wear the label of Steampunk. Current fans of the subgenre will not be disappointed and it will attract a much wider audience to the long neglected world of Steampunk. The show is unique in that it allows viewers to be involved in the process – a first for any television show.
As there is already a steampunk based webseries on Syfy – Riese: Kingdom Falling (and very good too) – I think that this just might make it, granted if the right network signs on of course.