Replacements named for Gough and Millar on Smallville
With the departure of creators Al Gough and Miles Millar from Smallville, co-executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson have been promoted and will serve as showrunners for the series’ eighth season.
“Al Gough and Miles Millar have been great partners and instrumental in the development and success of Smallville,” CW and Warner Bros. TV released in a joint statement. “Todd, Darren, Kelly, and Brian have been writing for the show for the past six seasons, and as producers for the last four years, they have played an integral role in the ongoing creative evolution of the series. As showrunners, they will continue to deliver the compelling storytelling that Smallville fans have come to expect and love.”
The Surrogates gets more cast members
Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3, U-571) is directing from a script by Terminator 3 screenwriters Michael Ferris and John Brancato. Ned Vaughn (Frost/Nixon) was previously cast in the thriller.
The Surrogates is set in 2054, when humans interact through robots who are idealized versions of themselves. In that “perfect world,” police detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford must stop a techno-terrorist who is determined to return society to a time when people actually lived their own lives.
The comic was released by Top Shelf in 2005-2006 as a five-issue miniseries, and then collected as a trade paperback.
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