Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

Eleventh Hour USA

Don Kaplan writes in The New York Post:

JUST when TV networks are shopping for new shows at the budget store, CBS has made a $30-million bet on a new series that sounds like “The X-Files” but looks like “CSI.”

“Eleventh Hour,” which will debut in October, is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer – the producer of all three “CSI” series, “Cold Case” and “Without a Trace,” making him arguably TV’s most successful producer of dramas of the last decade.

Based on a hit British series, it follows a pair of investigators, a hunky scientist and an attractive female FBI agent assigned to keep him out of trouble, as they attempt to save the world from cutting-edge experiments gone wrong.

Shooting’s been under way for some weeks now and for me it’s been weird, like having a kid brought up by someone else. You don’t want to interfere, but you want to know they’re okay…

If Marley Shelton looks familiar in the photo, here’s how you may have seen her last:

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2 responses to “Eleventh Hour USA”

  1. Hi Stephen,

    My name’s Ethan Reiff and my partner Cyrus Voris and I are the guys running the American version of your show, here in Los Angeles. We do our best to mention your name as the original creator whenever we talk to the press — though unfortunately they don’t always deem that bit of info worthy of inclusion in whatever they write.

    It’s great to learn you are a fan of BRIMSTONE and thanks for your kind words about the show. It was our first project in television and we remain very proud of it. If you get a chance, check out “SLEEPER CELL” — the terrorism drama we did for SHOWTIME, which aired on cable and then also on broadcast TV in the UK.

    “Eleventh Hour” is proving to be a herculean bitch of a show — but well worth all the effort. We are in the midst of shooting our 6th episode and I’m happy to say that so far EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF SCIENCE COMES FROM THE REAL WORLD.

    Whether or not the audience will find this as compelling as we do has yet to be seen — but we’re hoping for the best!

    One last thing: I think you’ll be happy to know there are a lot of British subjects employed in the cast and crew of ELEVENTH HOUR — from English producer-director and line producer to Scots-Irish writer-producer to Scottish editor to English stunt coordinator — and of course, our Welsh star. Around our offices it sometimes feels like Washington surrendered to Cornwallis at Yorktown.

    Still, there’s always room to entertain another Limey — so please look us up the next time you’re in LA!

  2. Brilliant to hear from you, Ethan. I hope it’s okay but I’m going to boost your comment to the main page and make a post out of it.

    And thanks for taking the time out to do this — I know what your days must be like right now!