ABC Picks Up More ‘Eli Stone’
It’s a good year for Marc Guggenheim. He’s got a brand new comic series at Marvel with Young X-Men and he’s one of three co-writers for the upcoming Green Lantern film at Warner Bros. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that television series Eli Stone, which Guggenheim executive produces, is getting four extra scripts.
Stone, on its second season, received the order on the evening before its premiere on Tuesday night. The trade indicates that such a move shows confidence in the season’s new creative direction. We Alias fans know better: Victor Garber likely held the studio at gunpoint and forced the pick up. Gotta love Jack Bristow.
"It’s an incredible vote of confidence," Guggenheim tells EW.com. "I had told [ABC] that in order to keep production rolling [beyong Eli‘s initial 13-episode order], I would need to know by Wednesday [if they wanted more]. I figured at the very least that would give them a day’s worth of ratings to analyze. And they were like, ‘Nope, we’ll just order them now.’"
The show centers on lawyer Eli Stone who becomes a modern-day prophet after receiving precognitive visions. Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, and Victor Garber star. Former Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins star Katie Holmes will guest star on next Tuesday’s episode.