By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
5:38 PM CDT, October 7, 2013
The long-gestating alien invasion project "Echoes" is taking off in a big way—and with a "Stargate" alum at the helm.
Carl Binder, who worked for six years on the "Stargate" TV franchise, will showrun and write the pilot episode for "Echoes," which was created a few years ago by two "Stargate Universe" alums, Ken Kabatoff and Mark Savela, along with Andrew Karr and Craig VandenBiggelaar.
"We are incredibly excited to tell the Echoes story with Carl Binder, whose talent for writing multi-layered characters will be a treat for audiences all over the world," Kabatoff said via email Monday.
In early 2011, Kabatoff and Savela rallied several members of the "SGU" cast and crews to film an "Echoes" pilot presentation. (Find my stories about the presentation in the related field to the left of the page.) Binder and the team are now in pilot development with a Canadian broadcaster.
"Echoes" tells the story of Sonya, a woman in 2021 leading a band of survivors after two warring alien species make Earth their battleground.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is the first show to be developed by Don Carmody Television since the Oscar-winning producer of "Chicago" got into TV drama production earlier this year. The series is being shopped this week to international buyers at MIPCOM, The Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday.
The "Echoes" pilot presentation photo gallery from 2011 can be viewed at the top of the page or by clicking this link.
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