FlashForward fans in London to stage blackout protest over cancellation
Story by Jack Foley
FANS OF recently cancelled sci-fi drama FlashForward are co-ordinating an international effort to save the show from its fate.
Special “blackout” events have been staged around the globe to raise awareness of the international strength of feeling at the decision to axe the show, particularly as the resolution was left so open ended.
A London event, on Wandsworth Common, is planned for Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 6.30pm – lasting for 2 minutes and 17 seconds!
A statement issued by members of FlashForward‘s London fanbase reads as follows: “The ABC TV network has recently made the decision to cancel the TV show Flashforward. Many fans are upset and frustrated about this, especially as the ending to Season One was so open ended.
“To protest the decision to cancel the show, and encourage the uptake of new season, a number of fans have decided to stage their own ‘mini blackouts’ for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, mimicking the blackout from the FlashForward TV show.
“The group, which was created on Facebook, is one of a number of sites that are protesting and petitioning about the cancellation of the show.
“The staged blackout for 2 minutes and 17 seconds has been planned to take place around the world with groups in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, LA and London.
“Videos and photos from each of the cities participating in the protest will be sent to ABC along with the many other petitions to ‘save’ the show that have been started on the internet.
“The London event has been scheduled to take place on Wandsworth Common with the blackout starting at 6.30 and lasting for 2 minutes and 17 seconds (see below).”
LOCATION: Wandsworth Common
DATE: Thursday, June 10
TIME: Blackout begins at 6.30
Alternatively, read more about ABC’s decision to cancel FlashForward