It's All Geek To Browder

In a recent interview with Sci Fi Wire, Ben Browder discusses the up and coming The Ark Of Truth.

“I’m pretty excited to see the big three brought to life: that’s Zeus, Poseidon and Hades,” Browder said in an interview. “And then, obviously, there’s Athena and Aphrodite and Aries. They’re all very cool.”

Browder is co-writing the miniseries with his former Farscape director Andrew Prowse.

The miniseries follows a modern American 12-year-old boy, named Homer Ulysses Jones, who can see Greek and Roman gods walking among the populace. Homer and his father run away together after a fierce custody battle and head to the home of their ancestors in Ithaca, N.Y.

Browder said the recently settled writers’ strike slowed the progress of the project. “Right now, at this moment, I’m ensconced in my household reworking the story,” he said. “We’re in our second draft, and it is a rather weighty document.”

Browder said he’s always been interested in science fiction and mythology. “When you start getting into Greek mythology, you see how much of it has formed our civilization,” he said. “You can’t throw a rock in the United States and not hit something that has classical architecture. And almost all of the mythological creatures in Harry Potter come from that mythology. It is prevalent all over.”

There is no cast or production date for the project, and Browder said that he and Prowse haven’t quite worked out all the characters yet.

“Will there be a Medusa?” Browder said. “Well, there might be, but I’m not going to divulge what we are doing quite yet.”

Browder reprises his role as Col. Cameron Mitchell in the upcoming DVD movie Stargate: Ark of Truth, which drops March 11