ABC’s freshman drama FlashForward will be coming to DVD in February of next year. The first season isn’t anywhere near finished, but the upcoming release will feature the first ten episodes of the series, from “No More Good Days,” to “A561984.” This release, which will occur on February 23, 2010, will be just in time for FlashForward‘s resumption in March. The set, which will contain 140 minutes of content, will retail for $29.99. No artwork for the set is available as of this posting.
Personally, though I enjoy watching FlashForward, I will be steering away from this set, no matter how much I’ll want to get it. While we may have to wait until September to get it, it’s important to remember that FlashForward‘s entire first season will almost certainly be released on DVD in a set, for probably around $50. That means that paying $30 for less than half of the season is not the most fiscally responsible move a TV collector could make.
However, these DVDs will have an advantage for first-time viewers of FlashForward. They can serve as easy recruiting materials for those who have not seen the show, and quick catch-ups for those who missed a few episodes. This is likely the purpose ABC intends the set for; I don’t think that they will be expecting sales large enough to compete with full-season releases. Here’s a press release for the set:
Chaos reigns in Los Angeles after a mysterious event causes everyone in the world to lose consciousness at exactly the same moment. Was it an act of nature? Something man-made gone wrong, or something even more sinister? Whatever it was, every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m., Pacific Time. For some the future will be joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply doesn’t seem to exist.
Knowing their fate will alter each person’s life in one way or another and poses the questions: Can destiny be changed? And by changing just one destiny, what effect would that have on those of others? Viewers will be able to catch up on the first ten episodes of ABC’s thrilling new drama “FlashForward” before it resumes airing in March 2010.
“FlashForward” stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Brian F. O’Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk.