Good news may be on it’s way for fans of Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s recently-canceled “Saucer Country.” Fans may remember that the creator-owned Vertigo title met an unfortunate end earlier this year when it was included in DC’s latest round of cancellations. However, according to details revealed by writer Paul Cornell in a recent Suicide Girls interview, the wheels are already in motion to continue the sci-fi political thriller in a new comic book series as early as February next year!
“We haven’t signed contracts yet but I have every reason to believe we will be starting season two in comic form next year,” Cornell said in the interview. “In February, even. We’ve been talking to some lovely people about this and I think Saucer Country readers have a huge reason to be hopeful. I’m very much thankful to them for that.”
First launched in March of 2012, the Hugo-nominated series follows the story of New Mexico Governor (and presidential candidate) Arcadia Alvarado, who begins to speculate that she may have been abducted by aliens just as her presidential campaign kicks off. The series struck a chord for fans of UFOS, conspiracys, and political thrillers; many of the elements that made the world of The X-Files so intriguing back in the day. Cornell was quick to reach out to fans shortly after the cancellation, stating that “one day, finish Saucer Country, in one way or another, in a dramatically satisfying way.”
Cornell was quick to reach out to fans shortly after the cancellation announcement, stating that “one day, finish Saucer Country, in one way or another, in a dramatically satisfying way.”
“The sudden cancellation meant that I had to wrap things up really quickly, far too quickly to actually wrap the whole comic up,” Cornell revealed in the interview. “[…] “Having to suddenly finish off a season meant that we were always going to get where we were going with Arcadia’s Presidential journey at the end of those three issues. I thought, well, we can actually reveal, in a way that feels nicely paced and real, a major mystery. To pull something right into the light to indicate that we know where everything is in the shadows and we can pull it out when we want to. So at the end of the last issue we discovered exactly who the Pioneer Couple who have been haunting Professor Kidd are. We’ll hear their story next issue. It was quite a pleasure to be able to wrap things up in an end of season way. I think more comics should have seasons, actually. You know how certain comics kind of fade away at the end of their runs and we really don’t. This is one of our most cracking arcs and Ryan is hitting it out of the park. We all focus right to the end and we’re all looking forward to being back next year.”
via [Suicide Girls]