Its being reported by TV Shows on DVD that “Pan Am” will be released on DVD on January 29, 2013!
You can pre-order the DVD set today!
Sony is planning to release all 14 episodes to stores on January 29th for $30.99 SRP. The information provided by the studio refers to this as a “season one” set, but the title of this DVD release is presumably going to be finalized as “Pan Am – The Complete Series, considering that the show has been formally cancelled. Sony also has conflicting information at this time about whether this is a 3-disc or a 4-disc set. They show it to be an anamorphic widescreen release with soundtracks in English 5.1, English Dolby Stereo, and French Dolby Stereo. There is also closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
It’s been three months since ABC aired the last episode of Pan Am and almost two weeks since the network officially canceled the freshman series. But the 1960s drama is not dead, at least not yet. As I hinted in my story from two weeks ago, Pan Am producer Sony Pictures TV has been exploring a play on cable or other platforms. I have now learned that the studio has had conversations with Amazon about potentially picking up the show. (Amazon already carries Pan Am‘s first season.) Like its fellow streaming brethren, Hulu and Netflix, Amazon, along with Microsoft’s XBox, has been looking to enter the original programming space.
Picking up canceled broadcast series, NBC’s Friday Night Lights and FX’s Damages, was how DirecTV entered the original series arena. Netflix is doing it too with a new season of Arrested Development. Picking up Pan Am would certainly put Amazon on the map, though it seems at odds with the company’s recently announced plans to focus on comedy and children’s programming produced by its newly launched Amazon Studios. Because it ran on ABC only for a brief time and because Amazon already airs Pan Am‘s produced episodes, the streaming service can embrace the series and brand it as its own. It would also complement Amazon’s upcoming comedy slate with a high-end drama the service likely can’t produce on its own just yet.
Sony TV has an incentive to keep Pan Am going. The series, which started off great on ABC before quickly losing traction, is a big international seller for the studio. It is particularly popular in Europe, recently winning the best series category at this year’s Rose d’Or awards, considered Europe’s top television honors. Pan Am is one of several cancelled series that have been shopped around. ABC’s Cougar Town has become a success story, making a leap to TBS, Netflix looked at Fox’s Terra Nova and ABC’s The River but ultimately passed, while CBS’ Unforgettable has been pitched to TNT and Lifetime.
Its being reported by TV Line that “Pan Am” has been canceled by ABC. There will be no season 2. All episodes of the show have already aired.
Sky-high drama series Pan Am and Ricky Gervais’ new comedy Life’s Too Short are among the nominees for the upcoming international Rose d’Or TV awards in Switzerland.
Pan Am, starring Christina Ricci, received a nod in the Best Series category, while Life’s Too Short will compete for the Best Sitcom trophy at the prizegiving, which celebrates the best in global television.
Another high profile competitor is Page Eight – starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Gambon – which leads the Best TV Movie category, while other nominations come from countries including Belgium, Israel, Canada, Norway and South Korea.
The Rose d’Or Festival takes place from 6-10 May in Lucerne, Switzerland.
I have just added 278 high definition screen captures of Christina Ricci from last night’s season finale (and possible series finale) of “Pan Am” into our photo gallery!
Have U Heard recently had the opportunity to tour the set of Pan Am and interview Michael Mosley (“Ted”), Margot Robbie (“Laura”) and Christina Ricci (“Maggie”).
With the season finale set for Sunday, February 19th, I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at both the set and the actors.
The set is every bit as amazing as it looks on television. A majority of the filming takes place on a 707 plane that sits in a hangar with a green screen used to create the view of the sky and the location of the week. The wardrobe department along with the costumes and accessories from the 60′s was equally amazing.
After seeing the set the interviews took place. I was in awe at being able to meet and speak with Christina Ricci. Christina has always been known for her movies so one of the first questions asked of her was why television?
Christina: I have been looking to get into TV for a long time, actually. I have been doing this for a really long time and lots of traveling and different films. I have been looking for a more stable lifestyle, a regular lifestyle. A regular job. I thought TV was a great way to facilitate that and I also started seeing how the better writing was on TV. Better talent is on TV these days. So, I started looking. I always enjoyed guest starring on TV. I loved the work and how work was approached. So, I was looking for a while and I this just came up as an opportunity.
Other questions that were asked of Christina:
Question: What traits do you like about your character?
CR: I like that she is sort of like the ‘wild card.’ I like that she had to work her way to the top – that she doesn’t come from money or a traditional background. I like that she had to create herself from what she perceived to be nothing and I like the fact that she sees herself as inferior. She takes risks. A lot of people can relate to it. Those are the things that get us in trouble in life and destructive behaviors, but it makes her very human.
Question: How have you liked hanging out in NYC the past couple of months?
CR: Oh, I been having a great time. I have been living in Brooklyn and really enjoying it. It reminds of the Lower East Side – where I lived as a teenager. Then I moved away. I have been away for 10, 11 years. When I came back it’s so different…at least Manhattan is. Brooklyn reminds me of the way Manhattan was when I was a teenager. I love living in Brooklyn.
Question: Do you like the trains?
CR: I’m not very close to a train stop, but I will be moving for this play so I will be close to a train soon.
Question: What play?
CR: I’m doing Midsummer’s Night Dream in CSC in March, so, yea, I will be taking the train on a regular basis. Look for me on the L.
I have just finished adding 176 high definition screen captures from last night’s episode of “Pan Am” titled “Romance Languages” into our photo gallery!
The last episode of the show’s first season (and quite possible of the series if it doesn’t get picked up in May) will be airing next Sunday, so make sure you tune in!