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NBC's Crusoe filming in South Africa

Here’s a bit of interesting entertainment news.

Sam Neill, Sean Bean, Philip Winchester (Crusoe), Joss Ackland, Anna Walton, Jeremy Crutchley, Tertius Meintjes, Toni Caprari, and Tongayi Chirisa (Friday) are in South Africa until October filming a new Robinson Crusoe TV series. The series which is written by Stephen Gallagher and directed by Duane Clark will play out in one of South Africa’s most beautiful nature reserves and filming is scheduled from June - October 2008. The NBC premiere has been confirmed for October 17 from 8-10pm.

For those of you thinking Robinson Who? Here’s a review from NBC.

“Based on the legendary novel by Daniel Defoe, this is the tale of Robinson Crusoe. A young man leaves his true love to embark on an adventure, only to end up shipwrecked on a remote tropical island for 28 years, completely detached from the life he once knew. His desire to return to his wife and his strong and unlikely friendship with Friday are the only things that keep him sane. While stranded, Crusoe encounters enemies and braves the elements. Part MacGyver, part Castaway and part Pirates of the Caribbean, this is a contemporary morality tale about love, friendship and personal discovery. Crusoe is an aspirational tale of survival, rife with action and comedy.�

The Nice thing is that for those of us with high speed internet access, the show will be broadcast on the internet as well. Yippi


Below are a few pics taken while on location, hehe I got to be an extra on the set of Crusoe.

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