Director Roland Emmerich tells Entertainment Weekly that a dramatic television series is already in development that serves as a sequel to his big-budget global apocalyptic action epic “2012” which opens next Friday.
Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) is on board to executive produce and in talks with ABC for the disaster drama.
“2012” SPOILERS AHEAD – CAUTION ADVISED
“2012” deals with a planetary alignment causing intense solar reaction to the Earth, essentially boiling it from the inside which causes the planet’s crust to shift and change with numerous disasters from volcanic activity, massive tectonic displacement and mega-tsuhamis wiping out much of the surface of the planet.
The ending has several ark-esque ships surviving the cataclysm and heading toward one of the few remaining stable land masses to have survived – the African continent.
Emmerich says “The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster. It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. [The show] will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats… maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving.”
Gordon adds “there are some people who survive and the question is how will these survivors build a new world and what will it look like.”