Newsarama has posted an interview with David Eick, discussing season 4.5, CAPRICA, internet rumors and leaks about his shows...and a quick mention of his other two projects for NBC...a few snippets below.
NRAMA: Can you confirm the rumors the second string of episodes will be longer as well end on a two hour series finale?
Eick: Honestly, we are still working on the season finale so we don’t know the answer yet....
NRAMA: What has surprised you the most about Battlestar Galactica’s rabid fanbase, especially since there was such uproar early on about the character changes?
Eick: Once again, any publicity is good publicity so when people complained, I thought the more the better because it would only serve to elevate the profile of the mini-series when it premiered. Nothing has changed in my mind. It continues to be talked about and has its critics or people who are still upset it’s not more like the original show. I would suspect those people continue to watch it in order to fuel their rational for complaining so either way we win. As for Comic-Con, it’s the one day a year Ron and I get to feel like Paul McCartney. Suddenly, it’s a shock that we are not doing a 20 rating because everyone knows and cares about it. It’s a very gratifying one day a year....
NRAMA: Lastly, is there any news on your Children of Men series?
Eick: Yeah, Children of Men is a pilot at NBC that is still awaiting word and I am working on another series for them called The Philanthropist which is a 13-episode order premiering in March. It is about a billionaire world traveler who uses his unique access and power to help people in need. It is a very unusual show we will be shooting in three different continents all over the world.