Rene Echevarria Joins 'Dark Angel'

By Christian
July 28, 2000 - 12:35 AM

UltimateTV has a report up on former DS9 writer Rene Echevarria joining the new Fox SF series 'Dark Angel'. Echevarria will be serving as co-executive producer for the show, which is headed by James Cameron.

In addition, Echevarria has signed an overall multiyear deal with 20th Century Fox, under the terms of which Echevarria will be developing new projects for the studio, while working with Cameron and executive producer Charles Eglee on 'Dark Angel'.

Gary Newman, 20th Century Fox's chief, was quoted as saying "Rene is a gifted writer with a particular strength for crafting smart, distinctive and high-quality driven dramas." Echevarria himself said, "As soon as I saw the 'Dark Angel' pilot, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. [...] It's big and exciting with a great balance between character, action and humor."

Last year, Echevarria worked as supervising producer on the cancelled CBS series 'Now and Again'. Before that, he of course worked for several years on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' as supervising producer, while before that he worked as writer on TNG. Some of his best-known scripts include 'I, Borg' and 'Trials and Tribble-Ations', for which he was nominated for a Hugo.

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