Yesterday, National Public Radio’s News&Notes reported that MTV Logo representatives had in fact confirmed a third season of its hit series “Noah’s Arc.”
Today, Logo issued a press release announcing the development of a “Noah’s Arc” movie, not exactly a third season.
So what happened? My guess, and it is just that, is that Logo canceled the show and offered the movie as a consolation prize. It makes sense to me that if you want to silence the criticism for canceling the show that you would wait until the last day possible to make the announcement without really making the announcement, if you know what I mean. Hey, who’s going to be upset the series is canceled when there’s the possibility of a movie in the works? Now back to the NPR interview that says point blank in plain English that Logo representatives confirmed a third season. My guess again, is that someone over at Logo fucked up royally.
NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2007 – Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced that it plans to bring Noah’s Arc, its hit flagship series about four African-American gay friends in Los Angeles to the silver screen in 2008 as Logo’s first original theatrical film. Noah’s Arc will join Sex and the City, Star Trek and The Simpsons as yet another fan-driven series finding a home at the multiplex, opening the door to greater storytelling depth, expanded creative opportunities and new audiences. Currently in development, the film is expected to pick up after the show’s second season cliffhanger finale and continue with an even bolder and provocative storyline. The film will leave the door open for sequels, additional television seasons and specials. The series is created by and executive produced by Patrik-Ian Polk and his Tall Skinny Black Boy Productions.