ABC Greenlights Masters of Science Fiction
Source: IDT Entertainment
February 23, 2006

The ABC Television Network has picked up IDT Entertainment's drama series Masters of Science Fiction, which will feature works from some of the most well known authors of science fiction.

Negotiations are underway to include works from Isaac Asimov (author of "I Robot" and "Nightfall"), Ray Bradbury ("The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451"), Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Jeffty is Five"), and Robert Heinlein ("The Puppet Masters," "Stranger in a Strange Land"). IDT Entertainment, in association with Industry Entertainment, will produce a minimum of six one-hour episodes of the series. IDT Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation an international telecom, entertainment, and technology company.

"We're delighted that 'Masters of Science Fiction' has found a broadcast home on ABC's primetime lineup," said John Hyde, COO of IDT Entertainment. "ABC is the perfect venue for these interpretations of science fiction's seminal literary voices."