SDCC: Rockne S. O’Bannon Writing ‘Farscape’ Series
Back in June at Heroes Con, the joke was made that John Byrne would be working with Mark Waid and Boom! Studios on the upcoming Farscape comics series, which quickly was turned into a bona fide Internet rumor (whoops).
There’s now a no-joke announcement on the Farscape writer, and — surprise, surprise — it’s Rockne S. O’Bannon, who created the TV show. Much like Joss Whedon continuing on Buffy the Vampire Slayer after it’s TV run ended, O’Bannon will pick up where the show left off.
From a release:
"This is a dream opportunity for me – to get to continue the Farscape saga," O’Bannon said. "The comic book series starts off directly where the PEACEKEEPER WARS mini-series left us. It’s like we’re finally getting to experience Season Five of Farscape. Not only that, but the stories in the ongoing comic series will completely tie into the upcoming Farscape webisodes. Farscape lives!"
"I can’t tell you how incredibly excited I am that Rockne will be part of the comic-book team. I’m a fan, and he’s one of the best writers around," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. "I’m doubly pleased that both Rockne and The Jim Henson Company folks have responded to the idea of making this series a direct continuation of the FARSCAPE TV series rather than an out-of-continuity tie-in. For fans of FARSCAPE, and with the show’s creator involved, the comic series will fill that outer-space-sized void the show once occupied. In short, it’s going to be frelling awesome!"
For a YouTube video interview with O’Bannon, check the jump.