David Kemper is back in a big way.
The creator of Sci Fi Channel's Farscape--which ran four seasons on the network and was its highest-rated show at the time--has a deal with the network to create five new TV movies. Kemper also has a new series that is drawing interest from cable channels.
Kemper's first two films from the deal are the horror films Heat Stroke and Tyrannosaurus Azteca. They will air sometime next year, most likely in the network's Saturday Movie slot.
The new series in development by Kemper is being described as a postapocalyptic action series in the vein of Xena, The Warrior Princess. The series is based on a comic book.
Rigel Entertainment is coproducing the TV movies and producing the new series. Rigel president David Macaione says that three cable nets are interested in the new show, but he would not specify which three.
Sci Fi Channel has had even greater ratings success since Farscape, with Battlestar Galactica and Eureka each pulling in good numbers.