Piller and Visitor's 'Wildfire' Renewed For Second SeasonBy Michelle
August 16, 2005 - 6:26 PM
ABC Family has announced that it will air a second season of Wildfire, the original drama executive produced by former Star Trek scribe Michael Piller and co-starring Deep Space Nine's Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys).
The Futon Critic reported that ABC Family president Paul Lee had cited the show's strong ratings as a reason for its renewal, also mentioning the popularity of young lead actress Genevieve Cortese and the show's appeal to the network's demographics. "Wildfire has done tremendously well for us, drawing in key demos week after week...our audiences just love this show," he said.
TV.com noted in its episode guide that the first season of the show will run through September, around the time the second season is expected to begin shooting in New Mexico. A total of 13 one-hour episodes will be produced for the second season.
"ABC Family has been a perfect home for this series," said Kevin Beggs of Lions Gate Television, which produces the drama about a troubled teen who works with horses along with Piller's production company. "We’re very proud of the show and appreciate the tremendous support we’ve received from the network."
More information about Wildfire, as well as images and downloads, are available at the show's official site.