Usually the live-action stuff on Cartoon Network doesn’t register on my radar, because it’s pretty forgettable stuff. But this one has piqued my interest because of the creative talent involved: Paul Dini, who’s written for Lost, and Glen Morgan, best known for his work on The X-Files and Millennium.
Tower Prep, an hour-long mystery/drama, is the story of Ian Archer, who wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. When none of the school’s faculty will answer his questions, and he finds himself unable to escape the academy or even contact the outside world, Ian forms a secret group with three fellow students to figure out what this strange place is and why they’re there.
Dini created the show, Morgan is executive producing along with Bill O’Dowd, and the pilot was directed by Terry McDonough, best known for his episodes of Breaking Bad. Tower Prep stars Drew Van Acker as protagonist Ian Archer, along with Ryan Pinkston, Elise Gatien, and Dyana Liu. It debuts on Cartoon Network Tuesday, October 19th, at 8:pm EST.
The premise is intriguing, and the involvement of Dini and Morgan means it will be intelligent entertainment. Setting my DVR… now.