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(TV Trailer) The Dresden Files

This year I discovered a series of novels by Jim Butcher called 'The Dresden Files'. I'm currently on book 5 and have loved every one of them. The lead character, Harry Dresden, is a PI in Chicago with a difference. The difference being he is a wizard. The books have everything - the occult, vampires, faeries, werewolves, gangsters, spirits, soldiers of God, demons, dark sorcerers and so much more. The books are most definetly aimed at an adult audience as some of the murder scenes and things that happen are definetly not suitbale for younger readers.
Plus each book, whilst stand alone, has a cast of returning characters and things that happened books ago can get rementioned or actually have an effect. Jim Butcher has created a really great mythology and you (or at least 'I') feel for the characters (even if a few of them are really dumb on occasions...).
Evil Hat are writing a RPG based upon the series - which I'm incredibly jealous about as it's a project I'd have loved to have worked on/published/playtested if I had the time/contacts/expertise. I believe it's due out next year and I can't wait as it's certainly a game I intend to play.
Anyway, during my YouTube fix a few nights ago I decided to type in 'Dresden Files' into the old search button thinking that some fans may have knocked something amusing up. Instead I turned up a trailer for a new TV series by the Sci-Fi Channel in the States based upon the books. I'm surprised I'd not heard of this. Has it actually come out over the pond? And, more importantly, was it really any good? The trailer has left me with mixed feelings (I'll admit to preferring movies to TV series in most cases anyway because of the usually better quality of acting and budget). I'm a little disappointed that they have changed Murphy's character by the looks of things 9female cop and head of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit).
nyway, here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure (and go and buy the books and the game when it comes out!)

EDIT: The series starts in January 2007 apparently. Just found the Sci Fi Channels webpage about it :p


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Sep. 27th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
You shoudl also keep your eyes peeled for Season one of Regenesis, and My name is Earl. Both are fantasic.

Regnesis is really good as it's a Canadian series, with little or no US control. So it has a very differant sytle and feel to it.

Sep. 27th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Who the hell is this guy? He's nowhere near tall enough!

Mind you, not many people are ;)
Sep. 27th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Paul Blackthorne. Played a bad guy on one of the seasons of 24, among other things.
Sep. 27th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
He's actually a British actor. His previous credits include 24 and ER.

I'm not surprised they couldn't find someone tall enough for the role but he looks like he could do a good job imho. Still not sure about Murphy I've also since found out they've changed her first name to Connie! Erg!
Sep. 27th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
... was about to tell you it airs in January, but, well, you know that now. :)
Sep. 27th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks to my Google-fu :p

If you need any help with the game (and I have the time to help) please don't hesitate to ask by the way. I'd really be honoured.

Take care.
Sep. 27th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. We're not entirely ready yet, but, in playtest, familiarity with SOTC will be a boon. FYI. :)

As far as the TV info goes, it's not been a secret in our news posts over on http://www.jim-butcher.com/ ... worth keeping an eye on. I think there might be a feed of it here on lj? jimbutchernews or something?
Sep. 27th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Feed added. Website bookmarked. :p

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