I’d heard rumors of this, but only just now came across the official website. NBC is going to release a series about Robinson Crusoe, permiering October 17th.
Having never read the book, and only seen one movie on the subject of Crusoe (and a rather bad one at that), I think I’ll be able to watch this with fresh eyes and determine it’s suck vs. awesome factor on its own merit. TV doesn’t really have a great track record when it comes to pirates, but we’ll see.
From the preview, I gather this much – Crusoe is an ordinary bloke who’s been torn from his boring existence and forced to live upon a tropical paradise where he’s hunted by pirates and gets to flirt each day with a hot pirate chick. And dispite this incredible turn of fate, he still morns for the loss of his old life. There’s no pleasing some people.
I work for NBC and I can say this show looks interesting so far. I hope it doesn’t turn into another pirate master and get pulled after 5 episodes. I’m also looking forward to the slave relationship with Friday and see if they stay true to the book.