Last week ABC debuted their new sci-fi show FlashForward (co-created by Trek vet Brannon Braga), with Star Trek’s new Sulu John Cho on board as part of the ensemble cast. Cho is now promoting the show, but of course is also being asked about Star Trek. Cho comments on the status of the sequel and if he (or the other actors) will be able to juggle their busy schedules for the next Trek.
First off, in a video interview with Newsarama, Cho gave an update on what he knows about the sequel, and dismissed the notion that it will be hard to get the cast back together:
I am afraid I don’t have much information for you, except that they are working on a script. All I can tell you is that all the actors are hell-bent on doing it. I am assuming any scheduling issues will be ironed out. I am really optimistic
And then there is the question as to whether or not there will be a conflict with Cho between FlashForward and Trek anyway. The premise of FlashForward is that one day (in the pilot) everyone on Earth collapses almost all have visions of 6 months into the future. However, some, like Cho’s character, had no vision. This raises the question as to whether or not his character is going to survive past the first season. Cho talked to SciFi Wire about this, saying:
I don’t know if my character will live on FlashForward. There’s a lot of question marks. The thing that I do know is that both sets of producers want the other project to happen. So you start from a place of good will. I’m pretty confident that we can work through whatever situation comes up. I think they feed one another.
Of course when Star Trek went intro production, the producers of NBC’s Heroes had to work Paramount to make Zachary Quinto available, which they did. It sounds like the FlashForward people could do the same for Cho.
John Cho in FlashForward
Catch up in FlashForward
If you missed the pilot last week, you missed a good show. For a primer on FlashForward, here is an overview of the show, including comments from Cho.
You can watch the first episode at ABC.com.