Free Download of ‘The Middleman’ Pilot Episode
For those of you who are iTunes-enabled, the first episode of the new ABC Family series The Middleman, based on a comic book series by former Lost writer and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, is currently available as a free download. The series premieres this Monday, June 16, at 8 PM on ABC.
The episode will only be available for a limited time, so make it a point to snag it as soon as you have a chance.
For those who aren’t familiar with The Middleman, the series chronicles the adventures of a secret agency whose slogan is "Fighting evil so that you don’t have to." The Viper Comics series was filled with well-scripted humor, crazy science-fiction gadgetry, over-the-top action and a never-ending supply of creepy-crawly tentacled things for the heroes to battle. After picking up a copy of the first volume a few years ago (there have been a total of three volumes published thus far), I became a big fan of the series — so the news that a television adaptation was in the works was a nice surprise indeed.
Grillo-Marxuach initially conceived the story of The Middleman as a television project, but Paul Dini convinced him to kick it off as a comic. The pilot episode of the series was written by Grillo-Marxuach, who also serves as executive producer of the series.