Posted by Ben in Jump Leads Stuff on February 11th 2013 @ 8:24am GMT
Nothing in-depth, but let's say I was able to put together a budget for a live-action Jump Leads series. Let's imagine for a moment I wanted to shoot six 26-minute episodes. Let's pretend, for the sake of argument, that I was able to cast someone to play Meaney and Llewellyn in the flesh who were able to do the roles justice.

And, for those of you unhappy with the update schedule around here as of late (sorry), let's imagine that I'd just be in charge of writing the thing and not actually in charge of production, meaning these episodes could be released over a period of, say, six weeks - one episode a week.

Now let's imagine I used that budget as the basis for a Kickstarter to produce such an endeavor.

Would that be the sort of thing you wonderful, magical people would be interested in supporting?

Leave your answer in the comments below.

Posted by Trey B on February 11th 2013 @ 8:45am GMT
I would support it.

Posted by The Baron on February 11th 2013 @ 10:50am GMT
I once lost the Jump Leads URL and (somehow) forgot what the thing was called. The elation I felt when I rediscovered it, years later, was pretty damn sweet. So yes, I would like to throw money at you.

Posted by karaksindru on February 11th 2013 @ 5:25pm GMT
Yes. Yes I would.

Posted by Bloopy on February 12th 2013 @ 7:43am GMT
Extremely interested!

Posted by James on February 14th 2013 @ 8:31pm GMT

Posted by WTF on February 16th 2013 @ 3:46pm GMT
I will if it stays on schedule, no problem.

Posted by Tom on February 19th 2013 @ 2:21pm GMT
Six whole episodes? In the UK that would be what, two maybe three series?


Posted by Euan Mumford on February 20th 2013 @ 10:32am GMT
Come on, man, our series aren't THAT short (except for Sherlock and a few others). In fact, six episodes is pretty typical (most series of Red Dwarf are six half-hour episodes). Heck, in recent years, we even have some series which are a whole 13-episodes! (Doctor Who, Merlin, etc). Truly, it is a time to be alive.

Oh, and I'm in favour of this idea, as you'd probably expect Wink

Posted by Tom on February 20th 2013 @ 2:22pm GMT
Sherlock was what I was thinking of (less than a month until filming starts on series 3!), but at 90 minutes, those are more like little movies.

BTW, I'm in favor of the idea, too.

Posted by felix on February 22nd 2013 @ 11:00am GMT
That'd be awesome!

(wasn't there a Jump Leads audio drama in the works at one point?)

Posted by SuperTulle on February 24th 2013 @ 2:22am GMT
Honestly, no, not right now at least. Sorry to piss in your popcorn, but I'd like to see JL finished before we start taking it to the next level.

That way, you will have more time available for control of the series, and can iron out things you didn't like in the early comics.

Another plus is that I will hopefully have money to contribute by then.

Posted by Ben on February 24th 2013 @ 3:13am GMT
I completely understand that sentiment, SuperTulle. The problem, though, is that Jump Leads *is* finished. I wrote the last page of Jump Leads over two years ago now at this point. We're just waiting on the art, which Mr. Phillby provides when he has time in his schedule.

Truth be told, what has turned out to be the last page of Jump Leads wasn't actually supposed to BE the last page of Jump Leads, but that's out of our control, sadly. No one on the Jump Leads team has written a single line of the comic in over two years now.

I have the time. Or rather, I will have the time later this year once PortsCenter and my follow-up project are out of the way.

Posted by knobEnd on February 25th 2013 @ 7:57am GMT

So this would cover the comic as published from the beginning until now, no new story ?


Posted by Euan Mumford on February 25th 2013 @ 1:02pm GMT
I hope Ben doesn't mind me answering this but the current plan is to start off the same (first episode) but have different stories after that.

Out of curiousity, how close do you guys think we should keep to the source material?

Posted by some guy on February 26th 2013 @ 9:13am GMT
Yes I'll definately contribute to the kick-starter. such a cool series is worth spending money on.

Posted by Ben on February 27th 2013 @ 5:28am GMT
Euan is basically right: The first episode would be a version of "Training Day", but the remaining five episodes would be brand new stories with Meaney and Llewellyn.

Posted by Me-me on March 4th 2013 @ 6:33am GMT
Would that I could but I'm broke so I won't.

Posted by Galdor on March 18th 2013 @ 9:11pm GMT
Heh if i could i would even like to play in that series..XD
But i doubt that will ever happen.

Posted by WTF on April 23rd 2013 @ 3:17pm GMT
Any estimate on next update?

Posted by Ben Paddon on April 24th 2013 @ 9:53am GMT
As soon as Mr. Phillby emails it to me, I'll post it. Unless it's during this coming weekend as I'm attending a wedding.

Posted by Thomas. on April 28th 2013 @ 1:30pm GMT
TBH I'd rather have a radio production. The costs involved in making a really convincing live action version would be far in excess of making a truly convincing audio production. Look at the difference between the radio and TV versions of Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams was never really happy with the TV version (and don't mention the movie...)

Posted by felix on April 29th 2013 @ 2:24am GMT
Thomas. - I do distinctly remember auditions for a Jump Leads audio drama at one point (couple of years back, not entire sure exactly when), started by Ben. I don't think anything manifested out of it though.

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