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prion
May 5th, 2010, 03:23 AM
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2010/05/04/naught-for-hire-early-buzz-for-noir-sci-fi-romp/

‘Naught For Hire’: Early Buzz for Noir Sci-Fi Romp

Tubefilter doesn’t often write about shows that have release dates far in the future. But every once in a while, a show comes along that has that little extra bit of oomph that gets us really excited and wanting to put the word out as soon as possible. Naught For Hire, a sci-fi/noir romp about a private detective and his relationship with the inanimate objects in his life, is one of those series.

Naught For Hire is created by screenwriter and producer Jeffrey Berman and produced by Berman’s production company RDRR Productions, which also created The Write Environment, which featured intimate interviews with a series of writers, the most popular episode featuring the fan-favorite, Joss Whedon. The series is based off a book of the same name by award winning writer, John E. Stith, who also co-writes on the series.

The series will consist of six minute episodes with a 13 episode season planned. Episodes echo the spirit of pulp-style serialized detective stories, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger. Not forgetting the sci-fi side of the series, the show is set in a world 20 years in the future where humans co-exist with A.I. embedded objects, leaving hard-boiled, down-on-his-luck Private Detective Nick Naught to try to do his job while competing with a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won’t cooperate, and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him. Imagine what his gun must be like…


A lot of great talent is already on board, including SyFy star Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1, Farscape, for which he won two Saturns, the leading industry award given by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror films) in the title role as well as signing on as an Executive Producer of the series.

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Killdeer
May 5th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Lol. I think Ben is perfect for this kind of role. I can already picture it. ;) Too bad they're not full-length episodes.

Thunderstorm
May 5th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Sounds interesting, looking forward to it.

Maybe we'll get lucky and it will get picked up as a full fledged show like Sanctuary.

Zelda
May 6th, 2010, 07:05 AM
Can't wait to see this -- the concept sounds really quirky and fun.
Ben's take on noir detective is something I want to see.

More info at
http://scifichick.com/2010/05/05/ben-browder-cast-in-new-web-series/

The article includes some remarks by Ben and series creator Jeffrey Berman. Ben is the producer. Yay!

Jedi_Master_Bra'tac
May 11th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Why does it remind me of Teal'c PI?

Sp!der
May 13th, 2010, 02:34 AM
I am quite excited for this one.... hope it get picked up as a 13-Episode Season... Ben Browder would deserve it...

MattSilver 3k
May 13th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Don't quite know why, but the whole thing sounds like the coolest thing ever. Ben Browder, Juliet Landau, quirky future AI's, noir, webseries... Awesomeness.

xxxevilgrinxxx
May 13th, 2010, 03:19 PM
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2010/05/04/naught-for-hire-early-buzz-for-noir-sci-fi-romp/

‘Naught For Hire’: Early Buzz for Noir Sci-Fi Romp

Tubefilter doesn’t often write about shows that have release dates far in the future. But every once in a while, a show comes along that has that little extra bit of oomph that gets us really excited and wanting to put the word out as soon as possible. Naught For Hire, a sci-fi/noir romp about a private detective and his relationship with the inanimate objects in his life, is one of those series.

Naught For Hire is created by screenwriter and producer Jeffrey Berman and produced by Berman’s production company RDRR Productions, which also created The Write Environment, which featured intimate interviews with a series of writers, the most popular episode featuring the fan-favorite, Joss Whedon. The series is based off a book of the same name by award winning writer, John E. Stith, who also co-writes on the series.

The series will consist of six minute episodes with a 13 episode season planned. Episodes echo the spirit of pulp-style serialized detective stories, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger. Not forgetting the sci-fi side of the series, the show is set in a world 20 years in the future where humans co-exist with A.I. embedded objects, leaving hard-boiled, down-on-his-luck Private Detective Nick Naught to try to do his job while competing with a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won’t cooperate, and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him. Imagine what his gun must be like…


A lot of great talent is already on board, including SyFy star Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1, Farscape, for which he won two Saturns, the leading industry award given by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror films) in the title role as well as signing on as an Executive Producer of the series.

MORE AT LINK ABOVE

I'm a huge fan of crime noir so this sounds like it's right down my dark little alley

Naught Stuff
May 21st, 2011, 12:55 PM
Naught for Hire producer Jeffrey Berman has posted an exclusive new official photograph of Nick Naught. You can find it at this link:
http://fb.me/Nnu3TvMS

Follow the Naught news at Naught PI Agency dot com. You can also follow on Facebook at: Naught for Hire, Naught PI Agency and Naught Stuff. Twitter fans can follow NaughtForHire and NaughtPIAgency

maneth
May 22nd, 2011, 12:45 AM
Looks good! I do hope this gets the go-ahead and that people outside the US will be able to see it legally, not always the case with webisodes...

Ibn Rushd
June 7th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Has it even started yet?

FrodoFraggins
June 8th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Six minute episodes?

I'm always glad to see Ben get work though.

maneth
June 9th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Mmmh, me too. :D

AllyCat
June 13th, 2011, 08:54 PM
YAY!!!! I am exited for this!! Ben deserves it and frankly, it sounds really cool. I just hope that they can live up to the buzz