WB Considering Piller Series For Original Summer RunBy Christian
August 31, 2000 - 10:22 PM
Just a day after the finale of this year's WB summer series, 'Young Americans', Variety is reporting that the network is considering picking up the Michael Piller series 'Dangerous Age' for an original run next summer.
'Dangerous Age' is described as an action comedy chronicling the adventures of a teenage secret agent. The project is being developed by Alan Spencer and Piller, who has also co-created 'Deep Space Nine' and 'Voyager', as well as writing the 'Star Trek: Insurrection' script. Last year it was announced he and his son had signed a production deal with the WB.
As with this year's 'Young Americans', 'Dangerous Age' will likely be sponsored by Coca-Cola. However, sources told Variety that the Coke product placement on Dangerous Age will be a lot subtler than it was on Young Americans, which many critics complained was far too obvious.
'Young Americans' was not particularly successful this summer. Airing in the timeslot as Voyager, it almost always posted lower ratings than Voyager reruns. According to a Zap2It report, it has not yet been decided whether the series will be renewed.
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