From SCI FI Wire:
Peter Hume, executive producer of SCI FI Channel's upcoming original series Flash Gordon, told SCI FI Wire that the series will hearken back to Alex Raymond's original comic strip, while updating the material for a contemporary audience. The show is currently completing the eighth of 22 episodes in Vancouver, Canada; the show premieres Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
"I went back, and I read all the source material, which is pretty great," Hume said in an interview at the SCI FI Channel summer press preview in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 15. "But it ... was done in '34, so ... there were conceits there that you couldn't get away with today. So it was a bit of a challenge."