Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 22nd, 2008
In the spring of 2009, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) will begin production of its television series, in Canada.
Earlier this year HBO (Home Box Office), an American cable network, had expressed interest in producing a TV series about the work of the BFRO, as a “web-cast” series, which appealed to the group because it would allow the group’s entire large international following to watch the series as well. But when budgeting issues could not be resolved with HBO, a Hollywood friend of the BFRO, Michael Rosenberg, looked for a different production company to take on the project.
Michael Rosenberg contacted producer Steven Silver of the Canadian independent production company Barna-Alper (which was recently acquired by Canadian media conglomerate Entertainment One). After two meetings, Steven Silver agreed to produce the series.
Barna-Alper will decide which Canadian broadcaster will be best suited for this program. Currently it looks as though the series will air on Canada’s TruTV channel. According to the BFRO, the topic of Bigfoot/Sasquatch is very popular in Canada, so interest in the series is expected to be broad-based.
No matter which Canadian broadcaster is selected by Barna-Alper, the series will undoubtedly, the BFRO predicts, be syndicated in the U.S., England, and Australia.
Production will begin in Spring 2009. The series is expected (by the BFRO) to go on for several seasons. There is no indication yet when the series will initially be broadcast on television.
(Thanks to Gavin Joth for bringing this to our attention.)
Meanwhile, if pseudocryptofiction is your cinema cup of tea, Jurassic Park IV is scheduled for release in 2009 too.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.