Back in the mid 1980's Bruce Campbell produced _"The Second Greatest Entertainer"_ with actor Dick Shawn in Hollywood. It was a very funny and sucessful one man show: full of black comedy. During that time Bruce was encouraged to approach Kurt Vonnegut about writing film script for Dick and he did. As fate would have it, Dick died during a performance of the play.
but . . . .
Shawn project was never realized, this was just the start of an ongoing
relationship between Vonnegut and Campbell. Bruce was hooked on Vonnegut.
After reading the collection of short stories "Welcome to the Monkey
House", he decided that it was perfect as the basis for an anthology
style TV series. He managed to put together a production deal with Atlantis,
a Canadian production company. Kurt is not writing the scripts for the
TV films, but he has approval.
In 1991, Atlantis filmed three pilot episodes which ran on Canadian
TV and on Show Time cable channel.
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