Werb and I are pretty big fanboys — we get stoked about upcoming releases (Thor, Sucker Punch, this week's Scott Pilgrim, Batman) just like everybody else. We play vids, listen to music and geek out as much as the next guy. We'd love to pretend that we're these serious cigar smoking 'Entourage'esque producers... but we're not.
Why Cartoon? Well, here's the quick version — they approached Mike because of his work on The Mask, Face/Off, Tomb Raider, Curious George, Firehouse Dog and he pitched the show — Mike wrote it based on that initial pitch/ meeting, we then shot the pilot in 10 days last year and Cartoon greenlit the series. It's a Warners show, but it was written for the launch of Cartoon's first attempt at one-hour live-action. I suspect Tower Prep (I think it premieres after we complete our initial run) went down the same way — the only difference is that Dini's show is solely owned by Cartoon where our show is technically a Warners show (created for and airing on CN) — I hope that helps.
Thanks for the kind words — if you've dug the series so far, I really believe you will LOVE the rest of the season (and where the series is ultimately headed in season 2) — the last five episodes are a blast, they're pretty awesome (and kinda epic, which you'll see) — thanks for giving us a chance.
edited 15th Aug '10 7:33:57 AM by BSix