The Odyssey

 

The work for which I am best known so far is The Odyssey, a half-hour children’s adventure-fantasy television series created by me and Warren Easton, and first broadcast by the CBC from 1992 to 1995.

The show, about a 12-year-old boy who falls out of a tree-fort, lapses into a coma, and finds himself with amnesia in a world populated only by kids, became a hit in Canada and soon was selling briskly to other countries, who were eager for a high-quality kids’ show that didn’t feel too “American”. Eventually it was sold into more than 50 countries (so we were told, anyway).

Getting a TV show on the air is not easy. In my former blog, Genesis of a Historical Novel”, I told the tale of the show’s creation in a series of posts I called “The Odyssey Odyssey”. Now I’m gathering those posts together to form a single page on this site. Take a look.