9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Dark Angel’
Dark Angel aired on Fox for two seasons from 2000 to 2002. It starred Jessica Alba as Max, a genetically enhanced super soldier living in a post-apocalyptic Seattle, and was created David Cameron, who skyrocketed to fame with the Terminator movies and Titanic. Although the show received positive reviews and even earned Alba a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series, it suffered from low ratings and was abruptly cancelled. It’s been over a decade since it went off the air, so let’s a take a look back at it with these 9 things you probably didn’t know about Dark Angel:
9. Coming Up with the Concept
Following his success with the movie Titanic, director James Cameron teamed up with Charles H. Eglee to form a production company called Cameron/Eglee Productions and they began working on ideas for a television series. While they considered several ideas, including a family drama, they ultimately settled on the concept for Dark Angel, which was the first and only work that their production company did.
8. Casting Max
More than a thousand actresses were considered for the part of Max before Cameron whittled it down to twenty or thirty actresses. He was not initially that impressed with Jessica Alba’s audition tape. She directly read from the script without looking at the camera, but she read with some attitude, which Cameron liked. As he reviewed the audition tapes, he kept coming back to hers, so he decided to meet her and she was hired before the script was even finished.
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