Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Tony Jordan inverts Studio 60 - sort of
ITV announced yesterday it was developing two interlinked series created by Tony Jordan. ITV2 will be screening Echo Beach, a soap based in Cornwall, while ITV1 will broadcast Moving Wallpaper, a comedy-drama set behind the scenes at the making of Echo Beach. Putting aside the logistical nightmares entailed, this sounds like a British double-whammy version of Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. That's a comedy-drama set behind the scenes at the making of a late night satirical sketch show - but it rarely bothers to include scenes from the sketch show. Moving Wallpaper will achieve much the same effect, while over on ITV2 viewers can watch the soap being made in Moving Wallpaper. I can feel the infinite recursion causality loop folding over upon itself already. For more on this, check out English Dave's thoughts on the matter.