Greg Beeman Has Released The News He'll Be Directing The Smallville Finale!
Beeman announced on his very own blog that he's directing the final ever episode of Smallville, more past the jump...
Greg Beeman from his Beaming Beeman blog:
Dearest fans -
Just wanted to blast off some news that makes me very happy.
A few weeks ago, completely out of the blue, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson called me and asked if I was available to direct the series finale of SMALLVILLE. I was and... After doing a couple of backflips... I gladly said yes!
I sometimes feel that I must have done something very good in a past life - because, more often than not, things go my way in this one. Ever since leaving SMALLVILLE, now almost six years ago - I always had a dream to complete the series. I really love the show and the cast and the crew.
When I left the show after season 5 I begged Miles and Al to remember me for the finale episode whenever it came time to do it. But they left as well, and life went on, and then SMALLVILLE went on and on and on too. Enough time and circumstances had passed that I began to forget about the possibility of being able to be involved with the end of the series.
My schedule is hectic and this business is crazy and the nature of my work, in general, is that I never know what I'm going to be working on at any given time. Besides, at this point, it was completely out of my control - Kelly and Brian make all the decisions - and I had no idea what they were thinking.. Sooo -- after finishing the season 9 finale last year, I resolved within myself that that was probably the final episode of SMALLVILLE I would ever do. I was really happy to have returned to do the season 9 finale and to have, what I thought was one last time with my old family.
But fate is a funny thing. There were some other projects I was pushing on to get going in January and, try as I might, they just weren't happening. That's the TV business. So - literally on the day that I was getting into a frustrated acceptance about not getting what I wanted - the phone rang and it was Kelly and Brian!
I really want to tip my hat to them. As, I'm sure all you SMALLVILLE fans agree, this season 10 has been really exciting. Every SMALLVILLE fan I know says that the series is coming to a great conclusion and all of the characters and arcs are moving into position perfectly. Kelly and Brian have certainly steered the ship masterfully.
Having said all that - and even though I will start shooting relatively soon - I don't know anything about the script yet or how it will be presented by the CW. I'm sure it will be great though!!!
Also - As I'm sure you have all heard by now. my good friend, Michael Rosenbaum has just announced that he will be back for the finale as well. So - the cosmos is moving in perfect synchronicity. We have talked and we are both really excited to reunite. He really wants to do the right thing for the fans! It all just feels so right! The old gang will be together again. I am happy.
Thank you to all who have supported and followed me over the years! I promise I will do everything within my power to make this series finale' great!!!! You guys deserve it!
Color me overwhelmed -
P.S. -- As announced by the CW - The series finale will be done as a two parter. As of this moment James Marshall will be directing the first half and I the second. James and I are soul-brothers. Also, James and I co-directed once before, in season 3 on an episode entitled HEREAFTER. About halfway through shooting I got pneumonia and James stepped in and finished the episode for me. We share the credit on that episode
LEEE777 - So there you have it, Greg's back and so is Michael as Lex, things haven't looked so sweet for Smallville since the early years. The finale will air on May 13 CW. Thoughts as always below.
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