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Barbarella Series Headed to Amazon

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Gaumont International Television has begun the proceedings to produce a pilot of the 1968 cult classic Barbarella as a TV series to debut on the Amazon streaming service.

Ok, for those that don’t know anything about the nearly 50 year old movie (Christ, that sentence hurt). It features Jane Fonda at her best sent to retrieve a doctor. The doctor if I remember created a weapon that Earth was concerned would fall into the wrong hands in the Tau Ceti region of space. It was a ridiculous movie but incredibly sexy for it being made during my parents’ teenage years. I remember the outfits fondly for their avant garde stylings and some of the sets, good Crom the interior of her spaceship had wall to wall shag.

So, why should you care? In keeping with the increasing “adult” shows we’re seeing on streaming and premium channels, Barbarella is a rich world in which you can easily make episodic sci-fi content…and it doesn’t hurt that she essentially falls into bed with every person she meets in the comics and movie.

Yeah I know, it’s a thin reason but joining the other shows like Alpha House and Betas would mean that it should be interesting to say the least. I know I’ll be watching when it comes out.


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