Live-Action Anime-Based Noir TV Series Put on Hold

posted on by Ko Ransom
Starz CEO states series is in "holding pattern"

Chris Albrecht, president and CEO of the American television and video service Starz LLC, stated in a Monday interview with cable television news site Multichannel News that the live-action Noir television series, previously slated for a summer 2012 release, has been put on hold. According to Albrecht, "production challenges on [the series] just became sort of enormous, so we've hit the pause button on that," and that the production team has shifted to working on the Spartacus TV series, putting the adaptation of the 2001 Bee Train anime in "a bit of a holding pattern."

The original 2001 anime featured two female assassins working together on missions while they uncover their past and their connection with each other. ADV Films released the anime in North America before the distributor shut down in 2009. Funimation Entertainment confirmed last year that it acquired the North American rights to the anime.

Thanks to errinundra for the news tip.

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