In light of the recent production deal between NBC and 60 Frames, rumors have been buzzing about the joint venture’s new slate of shows, especially the newest John August comedy creation The Remnants. August just posted two minutes from the middle of the pilot (above) up on Vimeo.
August describes the show as, “A comedy about a group of squabbling survivors in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Tonally, it’s a cross between The Stand and The Office.”
The two minutes posted are undoubtedly funny and intriguing, not to mention well-cast. The show stars Justine Bateman, Michael Cassidy, Ben Falcone, Ze Frank, Ernie Hudson, and Amanda Walsh. Sprinkling a little comedy along with a hefty serving of post-apocalyptic drama is an amusing concept. The show’s teaser hints at the possibility of some human-like Sean of the Dead-style zombie enemies.
Regarding the future of the show August told us, “I’d say there’s no release date because there’s no start date and no real plan for getting one, other than off-stage discussions with potential sponsors. I’d love to shoot 8 to 10 of these as a block if it works out.”
For the sake of the audience, and a rosy perspective on the recently trendy apocalyptic narrative, we do too.
[Photo: Ze Frank, by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid]