Last month I worked with cg artists Chris Maness and Ed Chichik at World Wide Biggies on VFX shots for a pilot for Current TV called Bar Karma that, as of yesterday, was picked up for 12 episodes.
Will Wright, creator of virtual world The Sims, is getting into television with a episodic series for Current TV tentatively titled Bar Karma.
While this is Wright’s first time working in TV, the series’ central element is built on the kind of user-participation that his games were based on.
Essentially, the audience will be playing a major part in directing the show’s storylines and plot developments. Current has also signed Albie Hecht, a former MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA) exec who worked at Spike TV and Nickelodeon, and David Cohn, who was previously GM of MTV2.
Congrats to all involved and a special thanks to Ed and Chris for putting in the extra time to pull this off.