Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Now THAT is a Hero House floor plan, but not the one being used for the show
…IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET…TUNE IN SAME BAT-TIME, SAME BAT-REALITY TV SHOW
As reported by several websites, including the Hollywood Reporter, the Independent Film Channel (IFC) has several new shows “in development.” Among these is a show titled “Hero House,” described simply as “a reality show about real-life heroes cleaning up troubled neighborhoods.”
Several unnamed sources have informed Heroes in the Night directly or indirectly about the filming of the pilot episode over the first weekend of November at an undisclosed location in New Jersey. The reports coming in have been…interesting… is the word I’ll use for now. As you might imagine, the production company behind the show, Red Line Films, and IFC have issued gag orders barring anyone involved from discussion about the show.
In respect of this, Heroes in the Night will only be reporting on publicly available information at this point.
Reactions to the show from the participants and the real life superhero community in general have been mixed, to say the least. Some of the “cast” have gone so far as to label themselves “siblings” of their fellow cast members and say the team work on the show has been a positive experience and will reflect that in the portrayal.
Others, such as New York City RLSH and www.reallifesuperheroes.org founder Dark Guardian have been very vocal in denouncing the show.
“I would like to officially announce that www.RealLifeSuperheroes.org and www.therlsh.net does not affiliate with this show in any way. We do not condone or support it in any way.” Dark Guardian posted in a message on the website(which can be seen HERE), continuing, “In fact we openly denounce the show and the production company Red Line Films. While we don’t support Red Line, we do in fact support our fellow heroes. Red Line Films has shown that it does not have real life superheroes interest at heart in this project.”
Dark Guardian added that he is working on writing articles about the production that will more clearly explain his stance.
Much about the show remains unknown, such as where the actual filming will take place and whether the Hero House itself will resemble a more traditional, Real World style housing unit or more of a Hall of Justice comic book image. In any case, like I said, it’ll be…interesting.
Updates will be reported here as they come across the desk.