If they can get the financing ... and ONLY Kyle Schmid can play Henry Fitzroy!
'Smoke and Mirrors' for Fremantle Corp.
New vampire series based on books by Canadian Tanya Huff
By Etan Vlessing
April 8, 2010, 09:42 AM ET
TORONTO -- The Fremantle Corporation and Kaleidoscope Entertainment are developing a new vampire series, "Smoke & Mirrors," based on the "Smoke" book series by Canadian fantasy author Tanya Huff.
Kaleidoscope in 2007 turned Huff's "Blood" book series into the Lifetime Television series "Blood Ties," which also aired in Canada on Citytv and Space.
Fremantle and Kaleidoscope are now shopping "Smoke & Mirrors," starting at MIPTV, as a possible Canadian-European co-production. The urban fantasy series will see the return of Henry Fitzroy, the 474 year-old vampire, in a series of paranormal misadventures experienced on a fictional TV series shoot.
Kaleidoscope president Randall Zalken will executive produce the Canadian vampire drama.
The launch of "Smoke & Mirrors" comes as Toronto-based Fremantle continues developing a slate of commercial dramas as co-productions for global distribution.
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With vampires in the ascendancy these days, Toronto-based Fremantle Corporation is developing a new blood-sucking drama based on books penned by Blood Ties scribe Tanya Huff.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment and Fremantle Corporation will be seeking coproduction partners for Smoke & Mirrors at MipTV next week, for a project that is based on the Smoke books written by Huff.
The story follows a vampire who heads to LA where one of his graphic novels is being adapted into a TV series. The show's exec producer Randy Zalken spoke of the show's "wonderful characters, tension-easing humour and devious, supernatural plot twists."
Kaleidoscope and Fremantle are trying to get this project off the ground as a possible EU/Canada coproduction. The show comes after the success of Vampire Diaries on The CW and the Twilight movie franchise.